11 August 1995

Grassland event

PREPARATIONS for Kemira Grassland 96 are under way, with the seed mix for the demonstrations working area ready to plant in early August.

The 69ha (170-acre) site at the NAC will be sown with a 40:40:20 mix of the Italian ryegrass Atalja, and intermediate perennial ryegrasses Merlinda (tetraploid) and Fennema. Planned sowing rate is 16kg/acre to achieve maximum yield by the events May 22-23 cutting date. Varieites for the mixture were selected by Kemira on advice from NIAB and supplied by DLF Trifolium, Nickersons and CPB Twyford.