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Photo 2: Shearing Paddock, September 2013 'Landscape Farming'

Early Spring at Bog Roy

It’s the second week of September, and ewes are sorted, ready for getting to their blocks for lambing. Winter Spray Effects In our last blog, winter spraying of the lucerne paddocks was discussed, and we thought it appropriate to follow up with the spray effects.¬† It has been about¬†9 weeks since the first paddocks were…

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Spring Management of Lucerne

Posted on behalf of Prof. Derrick Moot Recent trips from South Canterbury to Marlborough highlight several emerging issues for lucerne in this early spring. The particularly high (>200 mm) rainfall in June and subsequently warm winter temperatures have combined to create unusual circumstances. Here, Derrick outlines some of the problems and solutions to consider over…

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