Past Work

Gibberellic Trial 2015

Up to three applications of Gibberellic Acid (Gibb) on ryegrass plots in July to September gave good immediate pasture responses of 400 – 600 kgDM/ha. However most of this additional pasture was lost afterwards due to “post-Gibb depression.” Repeat applications of Gibb delayed this depression in pasture growth.

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Split Calving Trial 1997-2000

This 3 year trial at NARF compared all autumn calving with spring calving. The farm has very wet soils and was a real test for winter milking, but the trial showed that a high level of pasture management was more critical to the success of winter milking than soil type.

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Northland Diversified Forage Trial

This three year project follows on from the work the Annual Legume Group did looking for alternative legumes which could be incorporated into both dairy and drystock farming systems. For full details of this work download the Popular Summary below.

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Supplement Trial Fortnightly Updates

Trial updates are published regularly. Current daily information may be obtained from the Farm Manager.

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