If looking for a forage crop to establish late in the year, after maize for example, then the choice of species is crucial.  Late sowing can be difficult for non-aggressive options, including clovers. Aggressive, fast establishing grasses are best as they will get away well before winter sets ...
Now harvest is mostly complete, planning when new leys are drilled is crucial in the next couple of weeks. With legumes very sensitive to temperature, the sooner any seed mixtures containing clovers can be drilled the better. Early frosts have caught some farmers out in recent years, so ...
Farmers about to harvest whole crop silage can consider drilling lucerne at this time of year. With whole crop being clamped this month there is a window of opportunity for lucerne establishment. This high protein (20%) crop if planted in July will yield well for silage next May while ...
After a dry spell leaves you short of forage, the gap can be filled with stubble turnips. One of the most economical forage crops, they can be drilled as late as mid-August and can extend the grazing season considerably.   Once established root crops can produce up to 45 tonnes per ...

Turnips bridge the 'hungry gap'.

Posted: 3rd March 2011

Despite the severity of the recent winter weather, turnips near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, are still providing sheep with plenty to eat before spring grass comes through. Planted in summer, this crop has been saved until March to bridge the gap before soil temperature rises mean grass ...

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