During 2017-2019, DairyNZ ran a pilot programme called Tiller Talk, which was a pasture focused programme, aimed to help decision makers on farm learn how they can increase their profit through better pasture management.
The programme followed 17 Key farmers throughout the country, who hosted 4-6 small, closed, on-farm workshops each year, facilitated by a local agronomist. These workshops focused on the principles of ryegrass growth and management, as well as focusing on other strategic factors that can affect pasture yield and quality, including soil fertility and structure, cultivar selection, weed and pest management, and other regionally specific issues that impact on pasture growth and quality during the year. Farmer-to-farmer learning was at the core of this programme.
Find out what their key learnings and successes were in their profiles or register your interest in future pasture groups below.