Sarah Bennett

B.Ag.Sci. Honours (2012)

Dry matter production of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) under rotational grazing at Ashley Dene (PDF 2.0 MB)

Research Overview

Sarah measured DM yields of seven rotationally grazed lucerne cultivars in the 2011/12 season at Ashley Dene, Canterbury.  Sheep liveweight and DM yields from the lucerne pastures were quantified for each cultivar and over time as yield accumulated ahead of the grazing livestock within individual rotations. A soil water budget was calculated and lucerne quality (N and ME) were also measured. Sarah was supervised by Prof. Derrick Moot.

Sarah is now the New Zealand General Manager for Germinal New Zealand Ltd.