When to spread fert

jacobl741

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Livestock Farmer
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Buxton
Wasn’t planning on using any fert this time due to how dear it has gone, but with how dry it’s been and the grass not growing going to get some ordered this week. Will spreading it now ruin it if no rain comes soon? Or should I wait till the weather gives certain rain coming.
 
Wasn’t planning on using any fert this time due to how dear it has gone, but with how dry it’s been and the grass not growing going to get some ordered this week. Will spreading it now ruin it if no rain comes soon? Or should I wait till the weather gives certain rain coming.
It will take a long time to get to the plant's roots if there isn't any water to carry it there.
 

Gedd

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Finished doing my grassland on Thursday going to go onto barley and wheat and rape tomorrow my theory is the same as robt
 

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...
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