Growing profit from the ground up

Pasture Improvement Initiative

New weed control strategy puts seeds business back on track

Case study: Andrew and Deanna Shepherd
Location: Kybybolite, South Australia
Soils: Light duplex soils — poorly draining soils prone to waterlogging during winter
Enterprises: Mixed farming — including clover seed and hay production, lucerne and vegetable seeds, wheat, barley and hay.

James Heffernan, Cox Rural, Bayer CropScience Territory Sales Manager Craig Jackson and Kybybolite small seeds producer Andrew Shepherd inspect an excellent stand of sub-clover in a paddock previously riddled with ryegrass.

James Heffernan, Cox Rural, Bayer CropScience Territory Sales Manager Craig Jackson and Kybybolite small seeds producer Andrew Shepherd inspect an excellent stand of sub-clover in a paddock previously riddled with ryegrass.

A combination of new herbicide technology, hay crops, grazing management and burning paddocks only when necessary has seen South East grower Andrew Shepherd secure the future of his family’s fourth-generation pasture seed business.

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