Principles of Pasture Growth

 Key points

  • Ryegrass/white clover pastures are productive and tough
  • Optimum growing temperature ranges are 15–20 deg C for ryegrass and 20–25 deg C for white clover
  • Large regional differences in total pasture production are mainly due to climate
  • Seasonal growth patterns vary little between regions, with a peak in spring/summer
  • Optimum pasture growth occurs at pasture masses of 1000–2250 kg DM/ha
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