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Understorey Pasture: 2020 Finds
Aiming to test the Tagasaste nutritive value and dry matter production - the latest results from forage pasture species planted 2 years ago in a Tagasaste plantation have provided interesting insights.
NATIVE GRAZABLE SHRUBS
An exciting addition to the grazable shrub programme took place in October 2019. Three native tree species were planted in a trial at Jon and Fiona Sherlocks’ property ‘Otorohaea’, near Huntly.
This is an important development in the grazable shrubs project, with the possibility of using this planting in future research. The Sherlocks' are enthusiastic about the possibilities for their farm.
'BOOST FOR WAIROA FARMING PROJECT'
An article posted online by the Gisborne Herald in Jan 2018 announces the project's successful start to the local farming world. Having achieved a grant from MPI of $461,000 over the course of three years, and funding from a variety of local NZ company sponsors, the project' has strong support to investigate the benefits of hill country tree planting.
SUSTAINABLE FARMING FUND APPLICATION
Our successful funding application to Ministry for Primary Industries. You can read about how the success came about, and also examine the actual application - containing project details: aim, outcomes, risks and contribution to sustainability
DIRECT GRAZING TRIAL
Affectionately known as the ‘G and T Trial’ (referring to the Graze and Trim treatments) on Nick’s property, we aimed to estimate the volume and value of feed that Tagasaste can produce under a direct graze regime.