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Evaluation of perennial lupin/cocksfoot pasture relative to lucerne pasture under summer dry conditions
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2016)
The productivity of a perennial lupin/cocksfoot mix was compared to that of lucerne in summer dry conditions at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand. The pastures were planted in December 2013 and rotationally grazed ...
Sheep performance on perennial lupins at Sawdon Station, Lake Tekapo
A three-year trial compared the performance of Merino ewes grazing on a perennial lupin pasture with a control flock run predominantly on lucerne pastures at Sawdon Station, Lake Tekapo.
Identification and effectiveness of rhizobial strains that nodulate Lupinus polyphyllus
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2014)
Lupinus polyphyllus plants were heavily nodulated at 10 field sites sampled across the South Island. Twenty-two bacterial isolates from these nodules formed functional nodules on L. polyphyllus indicating that rhizobia ...
Dry matter yield of dryland and irrigated mixtures of Caucasian clover, white clover and perennial ryegrass over 5 years at Lincoln University
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2018-11-13)
This experiment investigated the effects of Caucasian clover (CC), white clover (WC), perennial ryegrass (RG) and their mixtures on dry matter (DM) yield under dryland and irrigated conditions over 5 years (1st July-30th ...
Soil acidity and aluminium in South Island high and hill-country: New data and future needs
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2018-11-19)
Soil extractable aluminium (A1) concentrations can have a strong impact on the establishment, growth and persistence of pasture legumes. This has become clear in New Zealand high and hill-country, where legumes are scarce ...
Plantain silage quality under variable management practices
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2018-11-17)
Two studies investigated the effect of regrowth and additives on preservation and quality of plantain ensiled in spring using a micro-silage technique. Study 1 compared the effect of regrowth at four (4L), five (5L) or six ...
Identification of pasture mixtures that maximise dry matter yield
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2017)
A mixture experiment was conducted to identify an optimal pasture seed mixture that maximised dry matter (DM) yield under irrigated, sheep-grazed conditions inmid-Canterbury, New Zealand. Nineteen seed mixtures were created ...
Yield benefits of pasture mixtures with species drilled in the same and alternate rows
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2018)
This study investigated the effect of sowing species in alternate drill rows on dry matter (DM) yield of pasture mixtures. Seven mixtures of ‘Base’ perennial ryegrass, ‘Tonic’ plantain and ‘Apex’ white clover (three pure, ...
Yield and water use of a ryegrass/white clover sward under different nitrogen and irrigation regimes
We investigated how N availability affected the water-use efficiency (WUE) of a perennial ryegrass/white clover sward under different soil moisture regimes at Lincoln. Four combinations of ± N fertiliser and ± irrigation ...
Selection of sub clover cultivars for New Zealand dryland pastures
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2015)
New Australian-bred cultivars of subterranean (sub) clover with high levels of hardseededness are being promoted in New Zealand based on their superior performance in Australia. These new cultivars may not be suited to ...