Hay and forage crops

Hay production is the most common fodder conservation practice. Most crops and pastures can be made into hay of varying quality however, how you manage hay in spring can have a major impact on both yield and nutritive value. Along with the right timing and efficient wilting of cut pasture to a suitable moisture level.

Specific considerations for hay and forage crops

A balanced supply of macro and micronutrients specific to the crop and soil type is important in the production of high-quality forage or hay. Improving the capacity of soil to cycle and supply nutrients provides benefits in cost and crop health. Stimulating vegetative growth with biostimulants provides an opportunity to increase growth and sugar production.

Crop solutions

Oaten hay

Hay silage


Hay and forage resources

  • Is Nitrogen fertiliser burning a hole in your pocket and your soils?

    There is no doubt that high yielding crops, pastures and permanent plantings all require nitrogen (N). It is a major component of both chlorophyll, required for photosynthesis, and of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.

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  • BioAg program underpins oaten hay success

    Colin Falls is a fourth-generation farmer with a property at Dingee, Victoria, that has been in his family for over 100 years. Over the last 20 years, Colin, in partnership with his son Jacko, has been working with BioAg and hence has an excellent frame of reference to ...

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  • Capital P in Broadacre Cropping and Pasture

    In broadacre cropping and pasture, the last two seasons in Victoria and New South Wales have been exceptional. As a result, when considering your fertiliser requirements for 2022, it is important to consider the amount of nutrients your crops or livestock have removed. ...

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  • Pasture case study, Springhurst VIC

    The Humphry family’s mixed farming operation in northeastern Victoria is ample proof that biological farming can be an efficient and sustainable method of agricultural production. The Humphry’s have successfully implemented and refined biological farming techniques for ...

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