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Autumn sowing of perennial pastures

Recent rains have helped push along a perennial pasture legume trial on Tasmania’s East Coast. This trial is a collaborative project between NRM South and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
 
Earlier attempts at sowing pasture crops were unsuccessful due to unfavourable weather but recent favourable conditions have allowed for a fresh start.
 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the NRM South team haven’t been able to make it out to the trial property at Milton, but Rowan Smith from TIA was able to visit the site in early June to film sowing.
 
It’s hoped that an autumn sowing will lead to better establishment so that species can be evaluated for establishment, persistence and contribution to the feedbase.
 
For more information, visit https://www.nrmsouth.org.au/perennial-pasture-research/
 
This project is supported by NRM South and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program

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