Field day - Autumn Management - Waikato

Date: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Time: 10 am for a cuppa, main programme 10.30 am - 1 pm, lunch 1-2 pm
Location: Hamish and Lisa Lile, 85 Peacock Rd, Otorohanga

The run down to drying off is upon us and there are many crucial decisions to make to ensure we are well set up for winter and next season. This day will cover:

Best practice soil management for new pasture

Murray Lane, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, is a passionate advocate for looking after your soil to support persistent pasture. He will discuss:
• how to manage your soils and their fertility to ensure your pasture gets a good start and lasts the distance e.g. what is the best tillage method?

Weed control, now and later

Paul Addison, Nufarm, will talk about:
• new grass management,
• winter spraying versus targeting specific weeds at other times, and
• weed control post-cropping and planning ahead for your next crops.

Animal health in autumn

Rachel Numan, Vetora, will take us through the animal health issues of note in the run down to drying off including:
• dry cow therapy and teat sealants,
• monitoring mineral levels, the use of blood tests or liver biopsies,
• body condition scoring, and
• nitrate levels in new pasture.

Free event, all welcome. Morning tea and lunch provided.

How to get there
**Note change of address! We have shifted this to the other end of the Liles' farm.
Map of 85 Peacock Rd, Otorohanga

Special dietary requirements
If you are coming to this event and you have special dietary requirements please email us to let us know what they are at

Protect our industry
Clean footwear at our field day will reduce the risk of spreading a disease, pest or weed.