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Stephen Pasture Seeds possesses one of the most experienced team of pasture seed technical advisers in Victoria and South East of South Australia. Our advisers only recommend products that have been proven in Australia, particularly in Victoria and South Australian conditions. Stephen Pasture Seeds have invested heavily in research including trial sites to support retailers and their farming clientele.
We stock the largest range of temperate grasses in Victoria and South Australia and are major distributors for most Australian and many overseas seed companies including Agricom, TasGlobal Seeds, Vic Seeds, Seed Genetics International, Cropmark Seeds, Heritage Seeds, Pacific Seeds and PGG Wrightson Seeds. We really are the 'One Stop Shop'. When purchasing seed SPS follow a strict quality control system, ensuring the end user receives the best quality seed we can provide.
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Mid-winter is the ideal time to reflect on the current seasonal conditions and the progress of winter crops. Assess the effectiveness of any weed control strategies and the nutritional status of crops for their current growth stages. Are targeted yields and protein or oil contents likely to be achieved?
Many pastures are under pressure at this time of year as growth rates drop to their lowest levels, even close to zero in cold tableland environments and stock nutritional requirements are close to their peak. With breeding herds and flocks the timing ofboth calving and lambing can be crucial.
Winter cleaning is also a low-cost highly successful tool for removing undesirable grass and also some broadleaf weeds from lucerne and clover based pastures, as well as established perennial grass pastures. The application of insecticide and fertilier may also be appropriate to assist psture recovery and spring growth after winter cleaning. As well as providing better quality finishing pastures, this technique has additonal benefits in reducing grass seed contamination in lambs.
It is also time to ensure preparations are on thrack for the sowing of spring pastures such as luceren and tableland forage crops for hay and silage. The later spring sown forage crops such as sorghums, millets and legumes such as soybean, cowpeas and lab lab also need planning and preparation. The weather cannot be controlled so concentrate on the management factors that have the biggest influence on success or failure.
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