Is it going to rain again or is this 1976 mark 2??

Phil P

Arable Farmer
North West
15mm here so far since last night and rain forecast for the next 7-10 days! Goes from one extreme to the other :banghead:, crops are looking better for a drink already though.
Is it ever going to ever going to warm up though? Just had to light the fire again, it’s bloody freezing!
9mm March 7mm April of which 6mm was on the 29th.
Most showers never covered the bottom of the rain gauge.
Showers today but not much. Due to turn out of the north east tonight so should see more hopefully. As the saying goes rain in May makes Hay so live in hope. Sahara type soil conditions here plus sub zero nights and cold winds slowed everything down. Never seen it so dry in 37 years or so cold consistently at this time of year. Positive is very low disease so with heat and some rain maybe good yields where well rooted.
Just over 6mm or quarter of an inch in old money!
Very cold strong wind. However if it was to warm up now we have had enough rain to make the grass grow as we have had 16 mm so far this month following 3 mm in April and 22 mm in March.

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...