Introducing diverse perennial pastures into potato/pasture rotations to improve soil health, pasture and potato yield

Funding

South West Catchments Council (SWCC)

Project Officer

Kathy Dawson

Aims

  • Improve year round pasture productivity and feed supply
  • Increase rooting depth – improve water and nutrient interception
  • Increase soil organic matter – improve nutrient retention, soil structure and maintain pH
  • Enhance soil microbial activity
  • Reduce erosion
  • Improve potato yield and quality (reduced pest pressures)

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