Pasture renovation after winter pugging damage

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  • R.J. Johnson
  • D.A. Mccallum
  • N.A. Thomson

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https://doi.org/10.33584/jnzg.1993.55.2096

Abstract

In New Zealand where cows are grazed on pasture throughout winter, severe pugging damage can occur particularly during wet and stormy weather. On a severely pugged area, seasonal and annual dry matter (DM) production of 3 reseeding treatments (broadcast ryegrass seed followed by rolling or harrowing, drilled ryegrass seed followed by harrowing) and three non-seeded treatments (rolling, harrowing and an untreated control) were compared over 2 years. Average annual DM production of the three reseeding treatments was higher (PcO.05) than the unseeded treatments. Rolling and harrowing without reseeding had no effect on DM production or pasture composition. The three reseeding treatments had higher ryegrass percentage (PcO.01) and lower (P

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1993-01-01

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