Are diverse species mixtures better pastures for dairy farming ?

@inproceedings{Woodward2013AreDS,
  title={Are diverse species mixtures better pastures for dairy farming ?},
  author={Sharon L. Woodward and Christine D. Waugh and Chris G. Roach and David C. Fynn and John Phillips},
  year={2013}
}
Pressure on New Zealand’s largely pasture-based dairy industry has grown with a drive to increase production, expansion into new regions and demand for farmers to mitigate environmental impacts e.g., leaching of excess urinary nitrogen. A 3-year trial in the Waikato investigating the use of mixed pasture (e.g. perennial ryegrass, white clover, prairie grass, lucerne, chicory and plantain) showed similar annual dry matter (DM) production to standard pasture (perennial ryegrass and white clover… CONTINUE READING

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