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dc.contributor.authorLowther, W. L.
dc.contributor.authorFraser, W. J.
dc.contributor.authorHorrell, R. F.
dc.contributor.authorJohnstone, P. D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-17T23:30:04Z
dc.date.available2012-07-17T23:30:04Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationLowther, W. L., Fraser, W. J., Horrell, R. F. & Johnstone, P. D. (1991). Comparison of pasture establishment from a conventional disc drill and a prototype strip seeder drill. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 53, 47-50.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4689
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the 53rd New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 5-7 November 1991, Whakatane.en
dc.description.abstractEstablishment of grasses and legumes drilled in spring with a prototype strip seeder drill or a conventional tripledisc drill were compared on two sites in the presence and absence of paraquat. On the Earnscleugh site, plant establishment in autumn, as a percentage of viable seed sown, was higher with the prototype drill than with the triple disc drill in the absence of paraquat. The application of paraquat increased establishment with the triple disc drill and differences between the drills were not consistent over species. Paraquat had no discernible effect on the competing vegetation or establishment at Ohau Downs. Establishment of birdsfoot trefoil, cocksfoot and tall fescue, but not alsike clover, was significantly higher in autumn in the prototype drill treatment. Treatment effects on standing herbage mass on both sites followed a similar trend to establishment although paraquat increased herbage mass in the prototype drill treatments on Earnscleugh, in contrast to the nonsignificant effect on establishment. The present results indicate the potential of the prototype strip seeder drill for cost effective establishment of improved pasture species in difficult environments.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationAvailable at www.grassland.org.nzen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=32en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.subjectdirect drillingen
dc.subjectestablishmenten
dc.subjectstrip seederen
dc.subjectlucerneen
dc.subjecttall fescueen
dc.subjectbirdsfoot trefoilen
dc.subjectupland bromeen
dc.subjectalsike cloveren
dc.subjectcocksfooten
dc.subjectparaquaten
dc.subjectherbicidesen
dc.titleComparison of pasture establishment from a conventional disc drill and a prototype strip seeder drillen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Publisheden
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc0703 Crop and Pasture Productionen
dc.subject.anzsrc070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)en
lu.subtypeConference Paper


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