Growers Guidelines

This section provides Field Options guidelines on various elements of growing the seeds we sell.

Herbal Grazing Options

Herbal Grazing Options

This document looks at the herbs that can be used for animal grazing.  Forage Chicory, Plantain, Yarrow and Trefoil are used to provide specialised summer- autumn feed. They can be grown on their own or in mixtures with other grasses. 

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Herbal Grazing Options
Grassland Renovation

Grassland Renovation

This paper looks briefly at the issues which need to be considered when adopting grassland renovation programmes using direct drilling, slot seeders and overseeding harrows. It looks at assessing the sward condition, a field’s suitability to renovation and the issues to consider before proceeding with any renovation technique.

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Grassland Renovation
Grassland Repair

Grassland Repair

The climatic conditions of recent years have left us with soil problems that may take years to rectify.  We have put together some guidelines which are specifically tailored towards sorting out these problems as quickly as possible.

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Grassland Repair
Lucerne

Lucerne

This paper gives an overview of Lucerne growing techniques. It covers seedbed requirements, manuring, weed control and harvesting for the duration of the crop. Control and avoidance of pests, diseases and other problems are also looked at.  

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Lucerne
Reseeding without Ploughing

Reseeding without Ploughing

This paper 'Reseeding without Ploughing' gives an overview of the basic facts needed to re-establish pasture without ploughing.

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Reseeding without Ploughing
Fodder Beet Grower's Guidelines

Fodder Beet Grower's Guidelines

An overview of husbandry techniques required to produce a good crop of Fodder Beet encompassing variety selection, establishment, manuring, agronomy and harvesting.

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Fodder Beet Grower's Guidelines