Using FYM and spreading clover seed to reduce the need of bagged fertiliser

Joe984

Member
I’m thinking about applying mixed red and white clover seeds on some of our land to hopefully increase the quality of the crop and also to fixate nitrogen.
I was hoping to just spread 2kg of seed per acre then Harrow and roll it. What is the best way to spread the seeds?
Do people use fertiliser spreader?

Hoping the clover and increased FYM will reduce to use of fertiliser
 

Pan mixer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
I’m thinking about applying mixed red and white clover seeds on some of our land to hopefully increase the quality of the crop and also to fixate nitrogen.
I was hoping to just spread 2kg of seed per acre then Harrow and roll it. What is the best way to spread the seeds?
Do people use fertiliser spreader?

Hoping the clover and increased FYM will reduce to use of fertiliser
Is it the right time of year to sow clover?

sow with a slug pellet thing with the slide very very nearly shut

Or put a handful of seeds on top of the sheep mineral bucket when you go past (you have to have sheep for this option.
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
I’m thinking about applying mixed red and white clover seeds on some of our land to hopefully increase the quality of the crop and also to fixate nitrogen.
I was hoping to just spread 2kg of seed per acre then Harrow and roll it. What is the best way to spread the seeds?
Do people use fertiliser spreader?

Hoping the clover and increased FYM will reduce to use of fertiliser
My experience of adding clover to an already established ley is that you won't see any benefit this year. I do wonder if throwing it on top of fym in the spreader might give it a better start.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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