Effects of herbicides on subterranean clover

On 29 July 2016 Professor Derrick Moot headed out to the Ashley Dene research farm to look at an experiment being conducted by Masters student Teresa. This experiment is investigating the effects of nine different herbicide treatments on the survival and productivity of five different subterranean clover cultivars established in autumn and spray at one of two different … Read more

State of spring sown lucerne during the establishment phase prior to the first graze

These videos, taken on 25 Jan, we look at the state of a newly established – spring sown – dryland lucerne stand. In the first video Derrick discusses the state of the young lucerne at about 80-90 days after sowing as we prepare for the first graze/cut now flower buds are visible. There is also … Read more

Winter grazing management for lucerne stands

In this video Prof Derrick Moot outlines best practice grazing management of lucerne stands in winter. Herbicide applications, plant growth and development are discussed. The implications of these winter management decisions on early spring feed supply for high priority livestock are outlined (approx. 4½ mins).

Drought at Ashley Dene – Update on rainfall and planning for autumn recovery

Posted on behalf of Professor Derrick Moot and Dr Keith Pollock Yes, it’s been a dry spring and summer. Not unheard of in Canterbury but more extreme than normal. At Ashley Dene, 538 mm of rain has been recorded from 1st March 2014 to 28th of Feb 2014. This is about 88% of the normal … Read more

Upcoming Dryland Pastures Seminar – Marlborough 28 August

Professor Derrick Moot will be in Blenheim on Thursday 28th August. Come and get first hand the latest information of Dryland Pasture Research from Lincoln University. Please pass on the invite to your neighbours/colleagues. Further details below. Coffee/tea on arrival and  supper to follow. Please RSVP by Sunday August 24th for catering purposes to Warwick Lissaman at: Email: … Read more