Enter the number of years in pasture in the ten year period before the Reporting year and Year 1.
- Several paddocks with different years in grazed pasture (including cut and carry) may be
blocked together when other management factors are similar, Paddocks can be grouped when
years in pasture is consistent with these groupings: 0–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9, 10 years in pasture.
- For clover seed and ryegrass seed blocks enter as years in pasture.
- Count as a year in pasture if the block is in pasture for 10 months or more, otherwise do not
count as a year in grazed pasture.
For long-term pasture (> 6 years), intensive cultivation will result in more mineralisation than minimum tillage and this should be taken into account when blocking.
The years in pasture is used to modify the N mineralisation rate, which has significant consequences for N cycling.