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We undertook three main studies during the Greener Pastures project:
1. From mid 2005 to late 2008, a farming systems study was undertaken with five rates of nitrogen fertiliser as the main treatment. This study will be referred to as the ‘nitrogen response farmlets’.
2. From 2006 to 2008 a series of smaller ‘supporting’ studies were completed to investigate how grazing management influences the pasture production gains from nitrogen fertiliser. This will be referred to as the ‘nitrogen by growth-stage study’.
3. From early 2009 to early 2010, a farming systems study was undertaken to investigate the potential to increase pasture utilisation by delaying grazing based on the leaf stage of the ryegrass plant. This study will be referred to as the ‘leaf-stage farmlets’.
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Pastures, Nitrogen fertilizers, Land management, Soil conservation, Pasture plants, Western Australia
Plant Sciences | Soil Science
Staines, M, Morris, R, Casson, T, Bolland, M, Russell, B, Guthridge, I, Lucey, J, and Bennett, D. (2011), Greener pastures 2 - Nitrogen for intensively grazed dairy pastures. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4815.
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