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- Langworthy, Adam D.; Rawnsley, Richard P.; Freeman, Mark J.; Corkrey, Ross; Pembleton, Keith G.; Harrison, Matthew T.; Lane, Peter A.; Henry, David A.
- Crop & pasture science 2019 v.70 no.2 pp. 169-182
- Cichorium intybus; Festuca arundinacea; Lolium perenne; botanical composition; chicory; deficit irrigation; defoliation; irrigation rates; milk production; pastures; profitability; stubble; sward; Tasmania
- ... The profitability of dairying in south-eastern Australia can be improved by increasing pasture production during summer–autumn, when growth rates for the existing perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) feedbase are low. A study undertaken in cool-temperate north-west Tasmania examined the effect of stubble height and irrigation management on swards of perennial ryegrass, continental (summer-active ...
- Langworthy, Adam D.; Rawnsley, Richard P.; Freeman, Mark J.; Corkrey, Ross; Harrison, Matthew T.; Pembleton, Keith G.; Lane, Peter A.; Henry, David A.
- Crop & pasture science 2019 v.70 no.2 pp. 183-194
- Cichorium intybus; Festuca arundinacea subsp. arundinacea; Lolium perenne; ambient temperature; chicory; defoliation; field experimentation; pastures; regrowth; soil; stubble; summer; sward; Tasmania
- ... Defoliating pasture to shorter stubble heights (height above the soil surface) may increase temperature at the plant crown (plant–soil interface). This is especially relevant to summer C3 pasture production in parts of south-eastern Australia, where above-optimal ambient temperatures (≥30°C) are often recorded. A rainfed field experiment in north-west Tasmania, Australia, quantified the effect of ...