Millet winter cover


Arable Farmer
Have fields going into spring linseed next year and want a cover crop over the winter. Have some millet seed and wondered how this would do through the winter, being planted in August and the linseed drilled in March/April. Thought about mixing it with some OSR seed we have left over ir even some wheat? Have a dale drill so want quite an open cover crop structure.

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...