There has been pasture pest activity across the country between spring and autumn over the last few years.

There has been pasture pest activity across the country between spring and autumn over the last few years.

Pastures are being removed from underneath the eyes of farmers, who are losing money due to the theft of their key production resource - pasture.

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There are a variety of pests which affect pastures nationwide. The five most common are black beetle, pasture mealy bug, root aphid, porina and Argentine stem weevil and all can have a serious impact on your pasture performance and subsequent production and farm profitability.

Trials run from Northland to Southland have clearly shown that the best protection against these pests is to use a ryegrass with AR37, the best ryegrass pest protection.

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Market Commentary

Ryegrass endophytes are proving to be a hot topic this season with them being discussed in a variety of different places. If you visit the Radio LiveSport site here you can listen to Mark Brown from PGG Wrightson Seeds talking about endophytes and the wider season across the country.