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

  • 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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  • Pasture and grain case study, Trangie NSW

    An on-farm trial conducted by central NSW lamb and grain grower, Wayne Brabrook, has conclusively shown that a revolutionary biological soil nutrition program represents a real and profitable alternative to conventional techniques. Adopting the program four years ago, W...

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  • Beef case study, Inverell NSW

    Northern NSW farmers, Geoff and Kaye Bassett, defied drought to produce an amazing 500 kilograms of beef per ha on their dual-purpose wheat and oat crops. The key to their success is a revolutionary biological farming program which they claim has dramatically improved t...

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  • Pasture and hay case study, Dunkeld VIC

    A biological soil nutrition program is enabling Victorian farmers, Gavin and Vikki Bensch, to shrug off the effects of the drought and produce some of the best clover hay they have ever grown. Gavin and Vikki grow about 180 hectares of clover hay, wheat, linseed, field ...

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