Intercropping Oats

Posted: 21st March 2017

It was a wet but busy weekend at Honeydale. Last year we under sowed wheat with a yellow trefoil and white clover winter cover crop, and this year we’ve direct drilled spring oats into the yellow trefoil and white clover. We’re now been topping it with mob-grazed sheep which works on two levels, saving us from having to roll it and also adding fertility to the land through the sheep’s dung. It’s the first time these fields have had livestock on them for decades so we’re looking forward to seeing an improvement.



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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.