When do I slash after planting a new pasture?

2 posts

Member for

1 month 1 week
Last seen: 03/01/2020 - 01:08
Joined: 02/26/2020 - 10:34

When do I slash after planting a new pasture?

Hello, my neighbour was growing strawberries on my land for a few years and has now stopped. As I don’t wish to farm at present I have planted a generic pasture grass that is 40% Rhodes and a mix of other grasses. This was planted to prevent/reduce weeds and to make it mowable and keep it neat. The pasture is now waist height and going to seed. My question is when do I slash to ensure the best results? Thanks for taking the time to read and respond. Cheers Wayne.

Attachment Size
New pasture189.68 KB 189.68 KB
Forums
Last seen: 04/05/2020 - 19:54
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Wayne,

Welcome to the small farm forum and thanks for the question.

With newly established pastures is best to give them a light graze / mow 8-12 weeks (when the plants cannot physically be pulled out) after establishment as this encourages secondary root growth.

It sounds like your pasture is well past this stage, i would try and graze it first and then slash it. If you cant graze it, keep the slasher height at the highest setting for the first cut and then when you do it a second time you can reduce the height.

Hope this information is of assistance.

Regards,
Charlie

New Forum Topics

Topic Replies Last post Forum
452 Creating an income on a hobby farm
bylindah on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 06:26
7
by admin
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 13:03
General Forum
5996 Rugging a Steer?
byerjstanley on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:19
0
by erjstanley
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:19
Cattle
5995 Old Bloke old farmer
by Alfie on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 22:11
0
by Alfie
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 22:11
New Members
5994 Second hand dairymaid
by wolfatron on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 02:30
0
by wolfatron
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 02:30
Machinery & products
5991 Pasture grass identification
by Sammymorgan24 on Sun, 03/29/2020 - 19:31
2
by admin
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 08:47
Pastures
5973 IH B414 diesel
by Moorey67 on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:03
1
by admin
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:07
General Forum
5960 An old bloke, new farmer
by Dazmac on Sun, 02/23/2020 - 15:29
2
by pasture.improv…
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:05
New Members
5962 Some advice on tractor implements.
by assidic on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 19:11
3
by pasture.improv…
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:01
Farm equipment
2268 Blady grass eradication
by harwel on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:25
2
by pasture.improv…
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:56
General Forum
5967 Cost of rabbit vaccinations
by DreamChasers on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 06:50
1
by admin
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:53
General Forum
5964 Regulations around home butchering of carcass bought from slaughter house/ butchery
by elizabethakinsanya on Sun, 03/08/2020 - 21:10
1
by admin
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 08:59
General Forum
5966 Smsf farm buying
by johnj on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:40
1
by admin
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 08:47
General Forum
5961 When do I slash after planting a new pasture?
by Wayne1 on Wed, 02/26/2020 - 10:51
1
by admin
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 09:53
Pastures
5933 Pasture management for newbie
by Oneeyedman on Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:47
3
by admin
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:59
Farming Help
5948 Looking for a lely tined weeder
by mcilett on Sun, 02/09/2020 - 18:14
1
by admin
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:35
Machinery & products
5937 Looking for Giant Bermuda Grass Seed
by CQGems on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 07:13
2
by CQGems
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 06:41
Pastures & Crops
5932 Black headed cockchafers
by Megz on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:06
1
by admin
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:28
Farming Help
5930 bobby calves
by Allison68 on Sat, 01/18/2020 - 22:58
2
by admin
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:28
Farming Help
5673 Goat Worming
by Brettgarland on Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:06
9
by rocket
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 10:57
Farming Help
3822 goats
by matthew10goats on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:05
4
by admin
Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:32
Farming Help

Our Sponsors

Our Partners