Why fal­low­ing may fail

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Self- Sufficiency -

It is one thing to walk through your fal­low­ing pad­docks to pull out the odd rag­wort. It’s an­other if you have bar­ley grass and buttercup tak­ing over.

Fal­low­ing is a great tech­nique if you have a good-qual­ity pas­ture. The in­creased den­sity of the grasses will crowd out many weeds and pre­vent the seeds of an­nual weeds find­ing bare earth to ger­mi­nate in.

Over­grazed pad­docks with a lot of weeds and/or un­de­sir­able grasses won’t do well. You need to re­sow first with de­sir­able herbs and grasses.

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