Just wondered how many people here had considered using 3-4 year grass leys and then renting them out to sheep farmer's as additional grazing as a method of controlling Blackgrass? We've had quite a lot of interest locally.
- Farmers Weekly explanation http://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/rotational-grazing-play-part-blackgrass-control.htm
- Bond, W. Davies, G and Turner, R. (2007) The biology and non-chemical control of black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides Huds).http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/sites/www.gardenorganic.org.uk/files/organic-weeds/alopecurus-myosuroides.pdf
- General grazing information: http://www.eblex.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Manual-8-Planning-grazing_strategies_200313.pdf
- General Blackgrass information http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/manage/authincludes/article_uploads/Blackgrasss4_NOCC15.pdf