Bio stimulants instead of seed dressing

Anyone out there tried bio stimulants on undressed seed? Which ones? How have you applied them?
The 1st step would be to get the seed tested for any diseases. In the absence of any seed borne disease then a seed dressing is not required. If a test proved the presence of any seed borne disease would you be prepared to rely on a bio stimulant product?


Arable Farmer
We tried Tigga on some spring barley seed. Unfortunately we didn’t drill any without as a control. However I was very pleased with the vigour of the crop as it emerged.

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...