We have all seen the paddocks like this photo above with barley grass in head that stock just won’t eat. The competition from large numbers of these grass weeds impacts severely the quality of pasture and also the volume of dry matter produced.
A strategy to consider includes the sowing of high density legume mixes.
Sowing a mixture of high density legumes (HDL) enables the paddock to be sprayed with a selective grass herbicide at the 2- 3 leaf stage removing all grass competition. This season in particular some legume species will be in short supply. It is important to plan and source your preferred varieties early. Varieties we will have available this autumn include: Persian (Shaftal) clover, Viper balansa clover, Benetas vetch, Coolamon, Riverina, Urana and Izmir sub clovers, a range of white clover varieties, Relish red clover and Titan lucernes available in dormancy 5, 7 and 9 range (Titan 5,7,9).