Which paddocks have poor performing pastures? Have undesirable species? Low legume content?
Has fertility status been limiting pasture production?
Will this need addressing to ensure a good brassica crop and a successful renovation phase?
Is the paddock selected in close proximity to a run-off paddock, supplementary feed source and water supply?
How easily will the paddock be subdivided?
Is the right farm equipment available for successful subdivision or paddock water supply requirements etc.?
What is the proposed crop sequence for this paddock?
Do any other issues need addressing prior to a permanent sow-down, e.g. elimination of volunteer ryegrass before AR37/AR1 endophyte ryegrass establishment?
Successful weed control starts with careful identification of species, growth stage and vigour. This will determine herbicide selection. Seek advice from a technical representative for specific recommendations
Early workings should aim to stimulate weed germination (ideally 2 months pre-sowing)
Aim for a moist, fine, firm seedbed, allowing the small brassica seed to be planted at an even 10 mm depth