Better pastures after rice (November 1990)

Beecher, G Lattimore, M-A


This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents research results of an experiment undertaken at Yanco Agricultural institute over the 1988 and 1989 rice growing seasons. The study investigated the various sowing techniques including aerial sown rice at drainage, aerial sown into standing rice stubble, sod sown into standing  rice stubble, aerial post flag burn, sod sown after flag burn, sod sown after slashing and burning and so sown after slashing, burning and cultivating. The research concluded that aerial sowing after flag burning rice stubble was proved to be most successful pasture establishment method. It was state that this method produced significantly better plant yield than all other treatments.