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8th June 2021

We are nearing the conclusion of our sustainable farming Fund, Grazable Shrubs project.

This is a field day to show the results of a three year trial looking at the growth of different pasture types under Tagasaste on steep hill country.

WE WILL BE COVERING:

  • The feed value of Tagasaste as a browse shrub has merit as a supplement for hill country grazing and erosion control on difficult sites.

  • See Tagasaste established in tree guards allowing continued grazing. 

  • There will be an opportunity to see progress on the growth of various native trees established in tree guards for soil conservation and other species that can supplement pole planting.

Please contact us for more info if you're interested! We'd love to see you there.

1pm Tuesday
 


Waituku Station – property of Nick and Kit Broad, Woolshed, 320 Hereheretau Road, Whakaki (off SH2)

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7th August 2020

A short field day for farmers to present the results of the last years intensive work with Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) on a local hill country property.

The research gathered here has a particularly important main goal - to successfully maintain livestock farming on hill country as an effective sustainable use of land.

WE WILL BE COVERING:

  • Survival and measurements of several legumes and grasses as grazable under-storey to this versatile tree will be presented.

  • Discussion of the multiple benefits of Tagasaste on steep erosion prone farmland.

  • Look at several options for tree establishment and management for livestock production while maintaining or rebuilding soil on steep hills.

Please contact us for more info if you're interested! We'd love to see you there.

1pm Wednesday

Nick Broads property Waikatuku Station, 3km along Hereheretau Road from SH2, Whakaki, Wairoa.

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