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PLSC 074

Pasture Management

Course overview

You’ll get to grips with pasture production and management principles and how to evaluate potential livestock production from the quality of a given pasture type or context.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below

pre-requisite

  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Plant Studies, PLSC-21 PLSC-21R

or

pre-requisite

  • a minimum of 1 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Plant Husbandry, PLSC-24 PLSC-24R
Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $895.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the major factors affecting pasture production in a particular district, region or location.
  2. Explain how the annual pattern of pasture production and feeding value on farms, can be manipulated by pasture species and cultivars, nitrogen fertiliser, grazing management, pasture conservation and supplementary forage crops.
  3. Outline the main attributes of pasture species and supplementary forage crops, including lucerne and brassicas, and how they should be established and managed on a farm.
  4. Estimate the herbage mass and feeding value of pastures and forage crops.
  5. Identify common pasture species and weeds.
  6. Establish and manage pastures and forage crops to optimize their productivity and utilisation in a range of farming environments.
  7. Discuss the importance of pastures, forages and their management in Aotearoa-New Zealand livestock production systems.

Course examiners

Tom Maxwell

Dr Thomas M R Maxwell

Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

[email protected]