RESEARCH PROJECTS & TRIALS SARIC & NIAB Restoring Soil Quality Through the Reintegration of Leys and Sheep into Arable Rotation Aim: Many farms are reintroducing mixed farming into arable rotations, hoping to improve soil quality and control herbicide resistant weeds like black grass. ...

Organic Seed Availability

Posted: 18th March 2019

The drought last year has inevitably created a shortage of organic seed this year. The good news is that, although in short supply, we currently have stocks of organic cocksfoot, timothy, Italian ryegrass and other seeds that feature in our organic mixtures and straights. These stocks won’t ...

Too Early to Sow?

Posted: 18th March 2019

We had a very mild February, but be wary. We've received lots of phone calls from eager customers who are ready to sow their Cotswold Seeds but don't know whether it’s too early. With a late frosts still a possibility, you need to wait to sow diverse mixtures featuring clover & herbs, ...

Sam Out and About

Posted: 11th March 2019

Pre-season, Sam popped in to see a couple of local farmers... A deer breeder near Aylesbury needed some advice with overseeding to improve productivity and legume content in the sward, so we’ve now created a bespoke mixture of grasses and clovers to be oversown this spring. Sam also visited ...

How to Control Moss in Lawns

Posted: 6th March 2019

The 2018 drought has caused a moss invasion in many lawns across the UK, which needs addressing this year. During one of the driest summers on record, with temperatures reaching a scorching 35C in some parts, grasses really struggled to cope, resulting in damage to lawns across the country. While ...

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