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Side dressings, particularly of nitrogen (N), at key growth stages will optimise cereal crops such as wheat and barley, lifting yield and protein content.
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Forage brassicas are a great source of home-grown feed at times when pasture is not enough.
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Forage brassicas are particularly susceptible to weed competition during establishment. This is especially the case when sowing into scenarios with moderate to high weed seed loadings in the soil, such as previously cropped ground or run-out pastures. Cultivation can also bring dormant weed seeds to the soil surface enabling germination within the crop.
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For the next three months we are looking at final sprays for finishing off cereal and grass seed crops, getting silos cleaned before harvest, continuing post emergence sprays on fodder beet, pre and post emergence sprays on forage brassicas and weed control in new pasture.
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Extensively evaluated for weed control efficacy and crop safety in local product development trials, Milestone is a selective, post-emergence broadleaf herbicide.
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Spring has once again delivered a variety of weather conditions after a warmer than usual August and early September period. October and November had mixed weather throughout the month.
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Mohaka is bringing a new name to the hybrid ryegrass category with new, high producing genetics and the ability to produce yield through late winter and the shoulders of summer.
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This promotional feature was supplied by Ballance. Easier N trackingAll pastoral farmers need to be tracking their nitrogen (N) fertiliser use, and keeping N use to no more than 190 kg N/ha/year.  Additionally, dairy farmers also need to record applications for reporting purposes.  The Essential Freshwater N cap rules, which came into force on 1 July this year, require dairy farms to record their N fertiliser applications for the current period – 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 ...
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Agriculture is changing fast, but staying one step ahead of the pace is about to get easier for you, and your animals will be happier too.
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We look at the latest Agronomy update for spring pastures, cereals and winter feed.
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