Landmark and AgKI organise informative pasture walk, speakers

Options to increase winter feed in kikuyu paddocks will be among the topics discussed.
Options to increase winter feed in kikuyu paddocks will be among the topics discussed.

Were you concerned about paddocks that blew last summer/autumn? Should we be growing more perennials and if so which ones? Do you want to know how to grow more pasture feed?

Then come along to the Landmark and AgKI pasture walk on Friday, August 23, starting at 8.30am at A&K Fogdens property, 51 Harriet Road.

The walk will include four different pasture trials and demo sites. And as an added incentive, a barbecue lunch will be provided!

Landmark have organised a great line up of speakers. Hamish Best from Agricom-SPS/Auswest and Russel Meade from Nufram will be joined by senior landmark agronomists from SE Australia, so a great opportunity to get all your pasture queries answered.

Topics will include:

  • Nufram Thistrol Gold Demo (a new pasture herbicide) and how it compares against several other common brews
  • Winter active perennial grass Uplands Cocksfoot. Where does it fit and what other options are there? Should we be spring sowing or staying with the traditional autumn sowing?
  • Spring sowing demonstration - what options are there apart from the usual perennial grasses eg grazing maize, brome grass, brassicas, chicory, plantains and more
  • Options to control silver grass in kikuyu
  • Options to increase winter feed in kikuyu paddocks

PIRSA's Lyn Dohle will have the soil-testing trailer at the sites and will be taking some deep soil cores. A great chance to see what's happening to the soil at depth and to identify potential issues that may be limiting pasture growth, ie: sub soil acidity.

For more information contact Landmark and Daniel Pledge at 0428 810224 or PIRSA's Lyn Dohle at 0419 846 204.

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