Now’s the time to rest your paddocks
The GRASS is GROWING!
Now is the time to rest some of your paddocks!
Your business will benefit by:
- Growing more feed
- Allowing the desirable grasses (productive, palatable and perennial species) to flower and set seed
- Increasing ground cover and this will: 1. Reduce erosion – particularly in heavy rainfall events, 2. Create competition for weeds – such as Parthenium, 3. Add organic matter for more resilient soils, better functioning ecosystems and healthier waterways.
To improve the long-term productivity of a grazing paddock, exclude cattle during the growing season.
Posted on March 18th, 2016