Soil&Water 2019 conference, Essex

Soil&Water 2019 conference, Essex
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Throws Farm Conference Centre
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 09:30 AM
Until: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 03:30 PM
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Bedfordshire, UK
A conference outlining the ways that farmers can understand how their soils resist and recover from differences in land use and to climate change, as well as how best to retain the valuable nutrients within them. The impact of organic wastes on soil and plant health will also be explored. Two farmer case studies will demonstrate how some of these principles have been put into practice.

A practical session will show the wealth of wildlife that exists in soils and how best to protect it by appropriate cultivation and by setting of tyre pressures to maximise efficiency and reduce compaction.

For more information and registration, click on Soil&Water conference, Essex.

Early bird prices run until 20th October

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...