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Pasture

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

Dairy

Organic pasture

Pasture resources

  • Kangaroo Island independent trials 2020

    Replicated trials being held at Stokes Bay and Parndana on Kangaroo Island have supported results to date showing BioAg’s immediate and sustained release fertilisers are as effective, and potentially better performing, than Single Super Phosphate (SSP). Using BioAg’s Su...

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  • Beef case study, Tooma NSW

    Upper Murray graziers Jamie and Virginia Bond have lifted total beef production by nearly 30 per cent over the past decade via a concerted effort to improve their pasture efficiency and livestock husbandry. The couple run 500 Angus and black baldy cows on their 783 ha p...

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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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  • Mixed farming case study, Tarcutta NSW

    Southern NSW farmers, Malcolm and Kerrie Plum, noticed a dramatic improvement in the health of their livestock since they began adopting biological farming techniques over 15 years ago. Previous animal health problems, including bloat, grass tetany and milk fever in cat...

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