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Date added 14 March, 2018
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Category Sustainable Agriculture
Tags cropping, kikuyu, pasture
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Increasing options for perennial pastures

Pasture Cropping into permanent pasture is an effective form of cropping on poorer sandy soils with low soil carbon and a high risk of erosion.

One of the most successful perennial pastures on sandy soils is kikuyu. Past research has documented the ability of kikuyu to protect soils from erosion and build soil carbon, while other work has shown that crop yields improve when cropping into kikuyu on poor sandy soils.

South West Catchments Council supported Evergreen Farming to demonstrate pasture cropping into kikuyu, and spoke to consultant Paul Omodei and farmer Bryan Kilpatrick about the practice.

 

 

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