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TasCowboy 469462 244 Clover Seed Crops in Tasmania either
Clover Seed Crops in Tasmania
Persian clover seed crop, Bothwell, Tasmania July 2007.
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A closer up shot of the same crop.
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Another one of the same crop. It was sown into a wheat stubble back in March / April.
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Sheep grazing a white clover seed crop, Longford, Tasmania July 2007.

The crop was sown with a cover crop of Tama annual ryegrass, for some feed. It will be sprayed out later.
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A closer up shot, showing the grass & clover. Sorry the light isnt the best (you can still make out some of the clover rows).
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A wider shot of the grass & clover, with sheep grazing in the background. The grass & clover were sown in alternate rows.
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Another one, sorry seems to have come out a bit over exposed.

This crop was sown into an ex poppy paddock & you can see some poppy stubble on the surface.
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Another wider shot.
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Some later shots in the same paddock, 23/08/07.

The grass has been sprayed out with a selective grass herbicide & the rows of clover can be picked up better now.
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Another. You can pick up the clover rows quite clearly.
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And another.
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nice pic. ;-)
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Thanks ;-)
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Clover is of to a good start, what yeild and price is expected? Can't seem to grow good clover here anymore, not enough heat to get the bees working.
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With the white, variety is Alice & expecting something in excess of 500 kg / ha or better. $4.00 AUS per kg grower price.

The Persian is Laser, expected yield is 700 kg / ha & grower price is $2.30 AUS.
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Thats good, Ive had anywhere from 5 kg / ha to 1200 kg / ha dressed at $ 4 NZ. I sold my flexi front to someone in Tasmania who grew clover and worked for Wrigtsons, cant remember his name.
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Ok, how long ago? Wasnt a guy called Heazlewood was it?
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Two and a half years? was that his first name? it was different one, it was an off set 19' with a black real, he put it on a 106
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Ok. No his surname.

The guy I was thinking of had a 96 Dominator, now has a CAT Lexion 450, I think last year was the first year he had the Lex (was a second hand one from mainland Aus.

You dont know what part of Tas he was from?
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Not sure, I will try and find out.
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Yes, would be interesting, to see if I knew him.
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Your right TC Bramwell Heazlewood. I thought he had a 106 but was a 96.
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Thats who I thought it was 4 Crops ;-)

He farms about 15 minutes from where I live. He runs a mixed farm (cattle, sheep & crops) & does field work for a company called Seed Production Aust (SPA used to do alot of Wrightson's stuff but dont now, another company called Roberts Ltd do it for Wrightson's + Wrightsons have one of their own men on the ground in Tassie as well).

They played about with marrowfat & maple peas (without success) & are now mainly doing stuff with white clover (Super Haifa / Super Huia) + some grasses (possibly for Heritage Seeds, not sure).

Isnt it a small world we live in? :-P

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, he now has a CAT Lexion 450. I think he has a 25ft CAT front for it + the flex + a pickup front as well. They do alot of ryegrass + some clover, cereals & chicory seed on their farm.

Regards,

TC ;-)
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Its a small world allright.
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