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Cotswold Seeds 16h
Four Year Red Clover Silage Ley, sown August bank holiday 2018 in dry conditions, ground was moved with Amazon Catros discs and seed was broadcast and rolled twice, baled in the next couple of days ๐Ÿฎ
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NIAB InnovationFarm May 19
Lucky recently welcomed new regional agronomist:- Syed Shah; we were treated to in-depth discussion of 4-yr herbal ley at -fascinating variation in dominance of species in the mix over time.Thanx Sam
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Cotswold Seeds May 19
Harry Blake: โ€˜40 acres of the Cholderton ley from Cotswold Seeds, with added chicory, ribgrass and 5% more red and white clover.โ€™
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Cotswold Seeds May 18
- Persian Clover. A legume thatโ€™s widely used across Europe, it can be a useful forage plant. This short term annual fixes nitrogen and is ideal for providing a quick boost to soil fertility. April - May is the sowing time.
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Cotswold Seeds May 17
Intensive Silage leys, combining various types of ryegrass, offer ultimate performance with the highest yields for silage. Short and medium term, they last between one and five years.
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Cotswold Seeds May 17
Plenty of Silage being cut this week, 4/5 Year dual purpose ley, soldiered on after being sown in dry conditions last year.๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฑ
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Cotswold Seeds May 17
Replying to @HMSUNBURY
Hi heather, a crossing of IRG and Meadow Fescue, ๐ŸŒฑ
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Charlie Steer May 17
Having a go at some pasture improvement. Hoping to cop a bit of rain next week. Trying a โฆโฉ festolium mixture into permanent pasture on some flood meadows. Little drill seems to be doing a good job.
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John Dennison May 16
my experimental grazed twice now measures 4050kgdm/ha. Canโ€™t graze immediately bc behind silage field. How are people managing theirs? Grazing all the way? Cutting? Letting flower?
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Cotswold Seeds May 16
Perseus Festulolium (1st photo, Left H/S & IRG Right H/S) comparison taken 6th April, initially the IRG pushed ahead with good early growth, 2nd photo shows the Perseus has caught up well, regrowth rate after cutting will be interesting, narrower leaves evident on the Perseus.
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Cotswold Seeds May 15
Some big Italian Ryegrass crops (MIXA) on heavy land, drying out quickly in the sun this week.๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿฎ
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Cotswold Seeds May 15
Some big Italian Ryegrass crops (MIXA) on heavy land, drying out quickly in the sun this week.๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿฎ
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Cotswold Seeds May 15
Considering Brassica Crops for 2019? There are a range of brassica species available to fill the forage gaps throughout the year, for both sheep and cattle. But there are some considerations to bear in mind when choosing which species to use.
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Cotswold Seeds May 14
Species of the Week - Swede Swedes are one of the highest energy forage crops, they are used to provide food for livestock, in the form of finishing lambs or providing a winter maintenance forage. They should be sown by June at the latest.
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FarmED May 9
At the heart of the 8 year rotation at FarmED is a 4 year deep rooting herbal ley (a standard mix). This ley is managed by a sheep flock in a mob grazing system, transferring fertility from their manure and urine to the soil.
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Cotswold Seeds May 9
Vetch is a well known legume also known as common vetch or tares. Used as an over-winter green cover and soil improver, it can also be grazed by livestock. Sow in the spring as part of a whole crop mixture.
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Cotswold Seeds May 8
Late sown EFA Cover Crop Mixture, Mustard & Phacelia has overwintered as a small plant and flowering strongly now as well as reducing bare soil over the winter on veg land in Worcestershire ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅฆ
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Cotswold Seeds May 8
Autumn sown bespoke 'Lamb Finisher' herbal ley, originally planned as a spring sowing 2018, farmer held his nerve & waited until rain arrived in early autumn before sowing, planted for sheep production and improving heavy soils in the arable rotation ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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Cotswold Seeds May 7
Replying to @NickCotter100
Hi Nicholas, yes it is a legume, so fixes atmospheric N All the best
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Cotswold Seeds May 7
Replying to @LydiardTurkeys
Hopefully ready for some rain later!!! roll well after sowing to conserve moisture ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฑ
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