Weeds

parsnips

New Member
Can anyone identify the plant in attached photo?
It's growing well and the sheep won't touch it.
Is there anyway of slowing it, without use of sprays or completely reseeding?

Thanks
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Kiwi Pete

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Livestock Farmer
I’d say maybe if not too much bulk run the mower over it however don’t if the cut stuff I’d going to smother.

It’s surprising how quickly it will disappear and feed the worms.
I assume it is Speedwell?
Trouble with a lot of chickweed or speedwell (to name a couple) is that you really can't get under them enough with a mower IME, in a reseed you end up knocking the grass for 6 and then you end up with the same thing in 4 weeks time... worth a shot all the same, realise not everyone is set up for mobbing with fences but good practice for sheepdogs - often the couple of hours you'd spend in the tractor is better spend dog-trailling!
 

parsnips

New Member
Thanks for all advice, it does have blue flowers so very possibly speedwell. Only got 18 of them and a Jack Russel so mobbing might not happen, will give harrowing a go. But after not touching it all year, they've started eating it along with all the nettles.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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