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Horse SA Pasture, Hay & Lucerne Workshop

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Held at Farmer Johns, Nuriootpa on 29 Nov 2016
http://www.horsesa.asn.au/
https://www.farmerjohns.com.au/
http://pasturegenetics.com/
http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/adelaidemtloftyranges/land/landholder-services

This event was jointly funded through Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board levy, HorseSA and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme

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Horse SA Pasture, Hay & Lucerne Workshop

  1. 1. Horse SA Pasture, Hay & Lucerne Workshop
  2. 2. Time Table  Welcome and Introductions  Better Established Pastures & Forage Crops  Questions  Pasture Evaluation Site visit  Questions & Depart
  3. 3. Lucerne Costings Product Reason Approximate Cost $/Ha Seed 80 Herbicide Weed control pre/post planting 55 Establishment Fertiliser & Lime Ensure rapid early growth 70-100 Insecticide Remove chewing insects 15 Winter Herbicide Clean up weeds during winter dormancy 25 Annual Fertiliser Replace nutrients removed 70-80 * These are approximate costs only and subject to change.
  4. 4. Crop Nutrition  Nitrogen  Phosphate  Potassium  Amino Acid production.  Cell division  Photosynthesis  Photosynthesis  Early Root growth and development  Water use efficiency  Nutrient and water transport  Increase photosynthesis  Structural
  5. 5. Crop Nutrition & pH Nutrient Availability by pH
  6. 6. Nutrient removal: Lucerne Hay Nutrient Kg/t Removed Kg/15t Removed Nitrogen 20-30 375 Phosphorus 2-3 37 Potassium 15-20 262 Sulphur 2-4 45 Calcium 10-17 225 Magnesium 2-4 52 Manganese 0.035-0.05 0.525
  7. 7. Weed & Pest Management Salvation Jane Red Legged Earth Mite Cockchafer Cape WeedMarshmallow Onion Weed Always seek advice from a qualified agronomist
  8. 8. Hay Making: Key Considerations  Variety choice – Hay +/- grazing, winter active vs winter dormant.  Timing of cutting (Growth Stage) – mid to late bud stage.  Timing of cutting (Time of day) – Mid morning to mid afternoon when sugars are highest.  Respiration losses – Dry to below 40% moisture as quickly as possible  Mechanical losses – Leaf shatter when raking & baling.  Weather losses – leaf shatter, slow drying – Watch weather forecast!  Storage losses – store under cover @ below 20% moisture to avoid heating.  Moisture content @ baling: Small square bales 15-25% Large round bales 13-20% Large square bales 13-18%
  9. 9. Anthony Ellis Agronomist Tel: 08 8562 1311 Mob: 0438 488 606 Email: anthony@farmerjohns.com.au 53 Railway Tce Nuriootpa SA 5355 www.farmerjohns.com.au Rehn Freebairn Area Sales Manager Tel: 08 8445 1111 Mob: 0447 711 905 Email: rehn.freebairn@pasturegenetics.com 14-16 Hakkinen Rd Wingfield SA 5013 www.pasturegenetics.com
  10. 10. Pasture Evaluation Site – Opposite Wolf Blass on the Sturt Highway

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