Autumn grass seed sowing begins

Posted: 31st July 2012

August is one of the most popular months for sowing grass seed. With the arable harvest underway many farmers make the most of available soil moisture by planting forage leys. Grass and clover seed germination is very fast at this time of year and there are reports of seedling emergence in ...
As well as researcher training, the kick-off meeting for the LegumePlus project has served as an initial administration meeting to lay out plans for the coming 4 years.  All researchers and project leaders have been introduced and have presented their research plans in their chosen ...

Fast and vast, yes most definitely.

Posted: 11th July 2012

This ley mixture was sown 3rd April in Farnham,  East Suffolk for Joe Warne. A Simtech Aitchison drill was used.  It was sown with oats at 85kgs/ha but a lot were taken by rooks during the slow growth period at the time. The ley, Fast and Vast, is a seed mix of ...
Low temperatures that much of the country is currently experiencing suggests that it may still be too early to sow the annual green manures and wild bird seed mixtures. Brassicas in particular may not survive if their seedlings meet a late frost. Now that rain has arrived it may be ...
April is the ideal time to plant both long and short term green manure crops. The shorter term green manure crops such as mustard, sweet clover and red clover all boost soil fertility and health over the summer in between cash crops. Whereas longer term mixtures, such as Humus ...

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