Fourth Edition, Revised and Expanded. Farmers can now grow high quality pastures but deciding what seed to buy and sow can be confusing. This guide book will help with these decisions and will make pasture renewal easier and more profitable. A guide book for helping farmers and other land managers to understand pasture and forage plants the broad range of species and types now available in New Zealand, and to assist in the choice of cultivars for renewing pastures and growing Brassica and fodder cereal crops. Farmers and researchers have shown that using the best quality seeds will produce the best pasture and forage crops, and subsequently the best feed for their livestock. Previous edition 2006.
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Why renew pasture? Choosing a pasture mix - 10 essential questions Pasture renewal techniques Buying seed Grasses Legumes Grazing herbs Endophyte in ryegrass and fescue Forage Brassicas and fodder beet Forage cereals Pasture persistence Environmental considerations Breeders and marketers Appendix: Forage value index