Monthly Archives: May 2013
Bowled over by seed mixture differences

So there I was, driving back from a maize field and I just happened to glance over the hedge into my Newlands field where we’ve got the trial with half the field to my usual cheap red clover/ryegrass mixture and the other to a Limagrain branded mixture. Wow! What a difference!! I couldn’t believe it! […]

Another trial: sward-lifting half of compacted fields

Where there’s a problem with soil compaction that goes below 10inches, then slitting or aerating is not going to resolve the problem. What’s needed is a sward-lifter. On our original field inspections, we’d identified some fields with compaction, and these have now been sward-lifted. This year, instead of sward-lifting the whole of each field, we […]