Filming Cover Crops

Posted: 22nd October 2018

Filming cover crops near Wantage last week for a First Hand case study for next year. Brassica species provide early growth, with an understory of winter cereals & IRG. It's all about soil improvement through carbon capture, building organic matter and over winter sheep ...

Late Season Sowing for Forage

Posted: 6th October 2018

With all of the recent forage shortages after the long, hot summer it’s still not too late to plant seed. The clocks will be going back in a few weeks, officially bringing British summertime to an end, and while it’s risky to sow clovers this late in the year, some people do choose to ...
With ongoing concerns about the shortage of forage this winter, it’s worth taking advantage of opportunities to fill the winter forage gap and begin building up forage stocks as a buffer for the coming months. A positive outcome of the very wet winter and exceptionally hot and dry spring ...

Sowing & Growing - Horse Pasture Overseeding

Posted: 19th September 2018

Overseeding can be a very useful, low cost way of improving existing equine pasture, which may have become thin and tired with age or damaged through over-grazing and late August to mid September is a good time to overseed, when the existing grass is slowing down. The key to successful overseeding ...

Buckwheat for Couch Control Field Lab

Posted: 13th September 2018

Ian Wilkinson attended an Innovative Farmers field lab at Purton House yesterday, investigating the potential for buckwheat, and other crops, to reduce couch grass infestations.  Couch is a real problem for low input farming systems. Buckwheat is a fast growing plant used as a cover crop to ...

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