Our wheat and spring barley won’t be harvested till about last week of august/ first week of sept. Last year I tried a vetch, oats cover crop end of the first week of sept after wheat and it just never worked, slugs and things getting colder meant it was an expensive failure.
I know I could...
Written by William Kellett from Agriland
Growers may be keener than ever this year to keep valuable nitrates in the soil by under-sowing maize with a grass or legume-rich cover crop, but caution is needed to receive the full benefit of the practice, advises grass breeder Barenbrug UK.
Like many others were thinking of reducing crops we plant for harvest 23. Our idea is to spend what we’d normally do on fertiliser and then plant less acres leaving our grass weed fields fallow for 12 months. If we did this we think that multiple chits and burn off would be the best plan of...
looking to sow a cover crop july/august, straight after harvest and then graze with store lambs, but would want field back end of feb, to sow with spring barley... what cover would do this?
can you fatten lambs on cover crop alone?
first time we've thought about doing this so its all new to us...
I’ve a small part of a field not going into spuds this year but will be next, what could I sow as a cover. Not worth barley as not enough to spray. Only problem it’s full of Charlock so limited what I can put in that I can spray
Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland
We all know that conditioning accelerates the wilting of the crop in the field, which in turn increases fermentation and reduces transport costs, and it is therefore a good thing.
However, what we don't appear to know much about is the precise...
A friend and I were chatting last week about worm burdens and other sheep related problems on grassland. The new flock here was wormed with Zolvix*, isolated and then did a FEC with a bit fat Zero as a result :) The sheep are now only run on clean land, that has never had sheep before, so...
I thought it may be a good idea of a dedicated legume thread for the livestock men.
Clovers being the most popular inclusion in a grazing mix.
Place to share ideas and info on alternative legumes used in grazing systems.
Establishment methods/grazing management etc
We have some quite bad ryegrass can you tell me what is the best practice ie autumn cultivations and then cultivations pre spring drilling . Fields are in arable rotation and we want to continue with this . Thanks
Has anyone got any opinions on gs4 seed mixes, particularly if your grazing sheep and cutting for hay.
Are there any mixtures better than others?
Any particular "must haves" in mixture from a grazing and cutting perspective?