Practical steps for landowners - soil sampling
Understanding Soil Tests - Pastures
Soil testing provides valuable information on important soil characteristics and can greatly assist in cost effective decisions about fertilisers and other soil additions on your farm.
What is Bent Grass?
The term 'bent grass' is used generically in this series of information notes and includes the various bent grass species we are likely to have in Victoria.
Developing a Bent Grass Control Program
How do you break the dominance of bent grass and get started on a control program? Initially soil fertility must be built up to create a suitable environment for productive species to thrive. Adjustments to grazing management can be made to improve the utilisation of bent grass and increase the competition of desirable species over bent grass.
Spray topping Bent Grass to create opportunites
How do you start a renovation program on a bent grass dominated pasture? You may not have high stock numbers to utilise summer feed or enough quality autumn/winter feed to start rotational grazing.
Phosphorus for Pastures
Farm profitability is linked closely with the correct use of fertiliser.