Cover Crop


Mixed Farmer
Wem, Shropshire
I have a range of seed mixes available which I broadcast on with a spinner for £15/ ac. I can spread up to 24 meters. I am based in Shropshire but travel down to Essex a lot. Is there anyone interested in this cheap cover crop establishment? I have a range of mixes that qualifies for the new environmental schemes such as GS4, SW1&2, SW5 etc.

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...