The aim is to encourage rapid establishment of a weed-free sward, with good tiller numbers and root mass.
Take a look at our tips below:
- Don't underestimate the importance of weed control. Early herbicide application takes out weeds when they’re small and susceptible. Without weeds competing for light with your pasture, tiller development is greatly enhanced.
- Early and light applications of nitrogen. About (25 kgN/ha) from 3-4 weeks after emergence and a further application post-grazing should do the trick. Remember to remain vigilant about nitrate levels and consider testing for nitrates before grazing.