Dryland Pastures

Summer grazing management of lucerne

Derrick Moot talks about summer grazing of lucerne (alfalfa) at Lincoln University as drought conditions are developing in this short video (approx. 3 minutes).

The Dryland Pastures Blog is moving to a new address

Update 27/1/2015: Welcome to the new blog site of the Lincoln University Dryland Pastures Research Team. All our previous posts have now been moved into our new site. Just like our previous blog site the comments option will be open for 2 weeks after any new post is published.  Original Post (21/1/2015): Over the next…

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Sheep grazing grass pasture at Ashley Dene

Putting a price on lucerne

With drought conditions developing along the east coast we thought maybe we would throw some numbers out to put a price on how lucerne can transform dryland farming systems. Here, at Lincoln, the 2014/15 rainfall for the Jul-Dec period is about 170 mm – or about half what is expected over the same period in…

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Dick Lucas named in New Year Honours list

Featured Image: Recorded for posterity – Dick Lucas locates a lone white clover plant in an Irish pasture while attending a field day as part of the International Grasslands Congress held in Dublin in 2005. Our resident annual clover guru Dick (Richard) Lucas was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for…

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