Bare ground does mean bare ground for the entire time. No growth is assumed throughout. When a block is left bare for an extended period of time, it may be worth considering whether or not bare ground is the best way of representing management of the block. This requires judgement. If regrowth over the period the ground is left bare is minimal, i.e. near zero, assume bare ground is the best option. If there is appreciable regrowth of a crop following the final grazing or harvest, adding a second crop may better represent management practice. This will require an estimate of the equivalent yield. To best reflect the absence of cultivation select Minimum till or Direct drill when describing Cultivation practice at sowing.
Pasture fallow is not the same as Fallow. Pasture fallow refers to pasture that is shut up and is neither grazed nor cut and carried.