New guidelines helping dairy farmers to greener pastures
Managing of dairy farming has now attained unprecedented levels of technology, largely due to the availability of practical equipment and methods of planning, managing and monitoring most facets of dairy farming. However, these advancements have not been applied to the irrigation of pastures, which still tend to rely on experience and tradition despite the increasing role of pastures in milk production. The WRC project sought to develop guidelines for irrigation management in pasture production. The comprehensive research report and generic irrigation guidelines produced are expected to improve the decision making process with respect to the irrigation of pastures for dairy production. See press release for more information.
WRC reports, Water use and nitrogen application for irrigation management of annual ryegrass and kikuyu pasture production (TT 520/12) and Irrigation guidelines for annual ryegrass pasture (TT 521/12), are available at WRC Publications at Tel: (012) 330-0340; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Visit: www.wrc.org.za to download the publications free of charge.