Archive Article: 1998/08/28

28 August 1998

The drill on autumn grass establishment… drilling grass seed rather than broadcasting should help improve establishment of this four year ley at Shannas Farm, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Drilling grass seed also means that tramlines can be inserted, improving accuracy when applying fertiliser and making cutting for silage easier, reducing risk of having to cut only small areas. The grazing mix, which includes white clover, is being drilled at about 33kg/ha (30lb/acre) and will be grazed in spring by the farms young pedigree bulls.

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