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This publication focuses on the successful establishment of introduced temperate perennial pasture species.
The establishment period extends from the initial planning two years before sowing, through to site preparation, the sowing process and until the pastures have survived their first summer.
The high cost associated with sowing permanent pastures means that establishment must be successful.
In order to recoup this cost, the sown species should persist and achieve the desired production and/or environmental outcomes for at least 10 years.
Points to consider when sowing perennials: