Pastures play a major role in agricultural enterprises through animal production, improvements to crop rotations and conserved fodder. There are many pasture species available when aiming to establish full pasture potential. Which species or combination of species is right for the situation depends on the environment and the intended use for the pasture.

Specific considerations for pasture

Pastures require a balanced supply of phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulphur (S) and calcium (Ca) to deliver optimal growth. Pastures growth can be stimulated with applications of nitrogen at appropriate times; while micronutrients, such as magnesium, copper and zinc, play a key role in pasture quality and animal health.

Soil structure is key to improving infiltration and water holding capacity which deliver improved growth and tolerance to dry and wet conditions. Key to this is the sequestering of carbon. The natural way to achieve this is to support growth through the supply of nutrition and then sequestering carbon through root shed from grazing or when harvesting forage.

Crop solutions

Sheep and beef


Organic pasture

Pasture resources

  • Biostimulants increase yield benefits

    The yield map from the Summer 2023 harvest near Brocklesby in Southern NSW visibly shows the positive impact of BioAg’s biostimulant program on yield.

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  • Trial Updates

    The second year of the South Australian grain trials has been completed. The trials commenced in 2021 with the objective to evaluate the efficacy of BioAg products for improved crop productivity and soil fertility in both lentil and oat crops.

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  • Pasture for beef case study – Upper Murray NSW

    Routine soil tests across two decades have helped guide and provide a clear picture for BioAg’s customer in their transition from a chemical fertiliser program to a balanced biological approach to fertility. A review of the long-term changes in the soil has shown severa...

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  • More pasture with less inputs – true!

    If someone told you they were growing more pasture using no synthetic inputs, and saving a fortune in the process, would you believe them?

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