Due to prolonged dry weather many long term leys and permanent pastures have been over grazed recently by cattle, sheep and horses. This is especially the case in the drought-affected regions of the south and east of the UK.  Grassland that is continually close grazed will not bulk up in the ...
When winter barley crops are ready for harvest is the perfect time to start making plans for the Autumn. Choose a seed mixture that will fit into your rotation, be it an over winter green manure crop, or the introduction of a permanent pasture. Over Winter green manure crops help accumulate ...

Make hay while the sun shines

Posted: 9th July 2013

After extreme weather we are always glad to finally see some sunshine and higher temperatures.  Some farmers can be very behind compared to previous other years and welcome sunshine is a great opportunity for making hay.  Long sunshine hours and good temperatures are ...
For many years the organisation responsible for plant breeding and varietal experimentation in Switzerland has been Agroscope ART in Reckenholz.  The scientists at Reckenholz, and particularly the breeding specialist Beat Boller, have been responsible for many successful varieties such as the ...
We are excited to be a part in the Pollinator Survey this year which will be taking place on Open Farm Sunday. This is a scientific survey to access insects like bees, wasps, hover flies and butterflies, which are critical in the growth of 80% of British plant types.  The public will be ...

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