Anyone growing hybrid rye?


Arable Farmer
North Kent, UK
No fungicides at all?

We’ve had a lot of rain so I gave it some Mirador extra I had left from last year, first time growing rye but I’m told it can suffer from rust?
No fungicide here. My agronomist was expecting brown rust to be a problem too (having been warned by a colleague), but it has remained clean. Variety - KWS Serafino.

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...