Programmed Approach to Pasture Renewal
The DLF Seeds Programmed Approach™ to pasture renewal allows a farmer to capture the full value of improved pasture genetics in today’s new grasses and legumes. It encourages the view that by treating pastures as a crop, farmers ensure they have a good supply of quality, homegrown feed all year round.
STEP 1 Identify poor performing paddocks before soil testing (sparse plant population).
STEP 2 Soil test before starting the Programmed Approach™ and six months before planting a brassica.
STEP 3 Spray out existing pasture with glyphosate + Dicamba® to control all pasture species, including clover.
STEP 4 Direct drill an Ultrastrike® treated winter active ryegrass such as Ascend or Astro®.
STEP 5 Spray out annual ryegrass with glyphosate + insecticide in spring.
STEP 6 Sow a brassica or chicory crop e.g. Titan, Goliath, Barkant, Pasja II, Pallaton* or Rocket Fuel™.
STEP 7 Manage brassica crop effectively.
STEP 8 After autumn rains, spray out germinating weeds with glyphosate when full germination has occurred.
STEP 9 Prepare paddock and sow an elite perennial pasture variety such as Base AR37, Reward Endo 5, #Platform AR37, Confederate, Quantica MaxP® or Quantum II MaxP® mixed with DLF Seeds proprietary clovers.
STEP 10 Introduce new pasture management.
* Pallaton Raphno® is available through accredited retailers only.
# Platform has been bred, selected and successfully tested as a perennial and will function as a perennial ryegrass. Due to small number of tip awns, Platform is certified as Lolium boucheanum.
For more information on AR37 see DLF Seeds Product Guide or visit ar37endophyte.com