White clover: the forgotten component of high producing pastures?
This article covers some of the fundamental aspects of the growth and development of white clover plants. These provide the basis for understanding why white clover requires careful management and how more value might be obtained from it.
A renaissance of rhizobia research in NZ
White clover and biological N-fixation has long been NZ’s economic advantage. To maintain this, we require clovers and rhizobia bacteria that are capable of maintaining their relationship in competitive pasture environments.
How do ryegrass plants change as a dairy pasture ages?
Poor pasture persistence continues to be a hot topic among dairy farmers across New Zealand. This is especially so in the upper North Island where, under some circumstances, new perennial ryegrass pastures last only 3-4 years before they need to be replaced.
Focus on forages to reduce urine patch N leaching
Plantain and Italian ryegrass based pastures may be useful for reducing nitrate leaching while maintaining or increasing milksolids production.
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