Dryland Pastures

Lecture – Can Legumes Lead the Regeneration of Pastoral Agriculture?

NZ Grassland Trust Ray Brougham Lecture Series – 2017 “Can Legumes Lead the Regeneration of Pastoral Agriculture?”  Presented by Professor Derrick Moot   When:  6th September 2017 Time: 1.10pm – 3.00pm Where: Stewart 1 (S1) Lecture theater, Lincoln University   Proudly brought to you by the New Zealand Grassland Trust The NZGT aims to encourage, promote and foster the advancement of…

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NZ Subterranean clover guide available now

The 1st Edition of the “Guide for subterranean clover identification and use in New Zealand” is now available to view and download – for free – on the Sub 4 Spring Research Project page of the Dryland Pastures website (just scroll to the publications at the bottom of the page).

Dryland Pastures Field Day

When: Wednesday 12 October 2016 Time: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm Where: Ashley Dene Farm, Canterbury Departing from the woolshed on the corner of Bethels and Ashley Dene Rds. The event will be signposted from the intersection of Ellesmere Junction Rd and Brookside Rd. GPS co-ordinates for the woolshep are:  43°39’15.18″S; 172°19’51.97″E Topics to be covered include: Liveweight gain…

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Red Meat Profit Partnership – Lucerne and other dryland legumes

Up Coming Event: Red Meat Profit Partnership conference call – Lucerne and other dryland legumes. When: Wednesday 17 August at 7.30 pm This conference call will run from 7.30 pm – 8.15 pm (45 mins). Outline: Lucerne is one of the oldest fodder crops known to humans, and its history in New Zealand is long. During the late…

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High Country Lucerne Development Field Day – Thursday 28 July

Upcoming Field Day: High Country Lucerne Development                                                            Where: Flock Hill Station, Arthurs Pass                            …

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Farm survey – responses needed on horehound levels on farm

The Horehound Biocontrol Group is seeking input about the magnitude of horehound problem, especially in Lucerne. With lucerne growing more widespread and already occupying over 150,000 ha, we notice horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is rearing its head as one of the worst weeds in lucerne stands, especially on extensive properties with ridges and areas with difficult…

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DPR Team now on Facebook

Yes – that’s right. We’ve now got a Facebook page were we are going to show a wee bit of what we get up to. Most of our fixed content and the detailed information will remain here on the blog and over on the Dryland Pastures website but we thought it might be interesting to…

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In memory of Malcolm Macfarlane

The Dryland Pastures Research team acknowledge the work of Malcolm Macfarlane in progressing the introduction of legumes onto dryland hill country farms. We were delighted Malcolm was overseeing the technical aspects of our research work in Southern Wairarapa. We are all saddened by his sudden passing and our thoughts are with his family, friends and…

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Field Day at Ashley Dene on Friday 30 October

The Lincoln University Dryland Pastures Research Team and Beef + Lamb New Zealand would like to invite you to attend the Pastoral 21 Dryland Pastures Spring Field Day. Where: Ashley Dene Research Farm When: Friday 30 October 2015 Time: 1–4 pm Meet at the Ashley Dene Research Farm woolshed, corner of Bethels & Ashley Dene…

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