Journal article

The yield, quality and irrigation response of summer forage crops suitable for a dairy pasture renovation program in north-western Tasmania

RJ Eckard, AA Salardini, M Hannah, DR Franks

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE | C S I R O PUBLISHING | Published : 2001

Abstract

The yield and quality of perennial ryegrass, short-rotation ryegrass-perennial ryegrass mix, oats, millet, maize, rape, kale, pasja and turnips were determined over a 13-week summer period in 1995-96 and 1996-97. The experiment was conducted on the Elliott Research Station in north-western Tasmania (145°E, 41°S) and consisted of 2 irrigated and 2 dryland main plots. Within each main plot was a randomised complete block design with 9 forage crop subplots. Where forage is required through the summer, there is little advantage in establishing millet or oats over a spring-sown ryegrass pasture, mainly as the former still require replacement with permanent pasture in the autumn. However, if addit..

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