K responses in dairy pastures for southwestern Victoria

A demonstration of K responses in dairy pastures


16 Apr 2011

2010 Annual Interpretive Summary

The sites can be established in August 2010, as the farmer and paddocks have been identified. Pasture cuts and the milk yield data will be taken each time the cows actually graze the paddocks, which will be approximately every 20 to 35 days, between September and December. Unfortunately, record spring rainfalls in the region resulted in experimental difficulties with this field work. It was planned to collect 3 to 4 sets of dry matter figures and milk production data, and this will now be shifted to an autumn evaluation and continue in to 2011.
Persistence data for perennial species will unfold over at least 2 years, but soil tests, pasture production, pasture quality and K content, as well as milk production and grazing days will be measured. ANZ-06