Three years of research and test site monitoring reveals the truths about early sowing and the benefits that can be reaped.
Tropical grasses combined with winter legumes are opportunistic, and will capitalise on rainfall that may not match the demands of winter annuals.
Earlier is better for sowing new tropical pastures because of the likelihood of decent rainfall helping establishment along.
Tropical grasses can turnaround quick even after a harsh fire, given some rain. But be mindful of previous management.
Good conditions, combined with sound agronomy practices and stored soil-water moisture can boost yields exponentially.
Monitoring soil fertility in a scientific manner is a discipline demanded by legume pastures. Such tactics get them off to a good start or help better poor plantings.
New water apps can help manage your cropping, stocking and irrigation strategies using data from Bureau of Meteorology stations across the country.
Simply applying lime in no-till paddocks may be doing more harm than good when it comes to acid-sensitive crops such as faba beans, a new report shows.
African lovegrass' dominating presence on grazing properties and adjacent bush country has been highlighted since the droughts which blighted the Monaro during the 1980's.
Storing soil moisture is critical to increase crop yields and potential use of those crops. Holding onto soil moisture opens windows for early sowing.