Poor persistence commonly refers to the loss of plants leading to the invasion of weeds and reduced productivity. This page will help you understand and reduce persistency problems in your pasture.
Research on persistency
There is no simple explanation for the perennial ryegrass persistency issues seen on some farms, and some paddocks in the upper North Island. Sometimes complex problems are only resolved by ruling out some of the factors that could be involved, and concentrating on those that remain.
Ryegrass persistency problems
Poor persistence of newly- sown perennial pastures is a costly and frustrating problem for some many farmers in the upper north island , particularly in Bay of Plenty.
DairyNZ is looking for ways to combat poor persistence in newly-sown perennial ryegrass pastures in response to farmers’ feedback in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. Fill out our feedback form here.