Plantain is a mineral rich perennial grazing herb. It is becoming an increasingly valuable pasture component for supply of minerals and dry matter production, particularly in drier regions and less fertile conditions. Plantain is a fast establishing species, and will be productive and persistent over a wide range of soils and climatic conditions. This includes less fertile soils and especially dryland regions. Plantain can be sown with a multiple grazing brassica at 2-3kg/ha, with a permanent pasture mix at 2-4kg/ha, and up to 10kg/ha as a specialist crop with legumes. Plantain suffers from few pests and diseases.
Pre-emergent weed control is important as plantain is susceptible to broadleaf herbicides after emergence. It is not recommended to sow plantain if a brassica crop is being used as a weed clean-up tool. Plantain is highly palatable and preferentially