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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Grassland Management

Big Bale Silage

Big Bale Silage

Big bale silage increases flexibility on a grazing platform and creates the opportunity to make a customisable forage for animal groups. This Farming Note covers: ...

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Catch Crop After Maize

Catch Crop After Maize

A timely maize harvest this season could provide the perfect window of opportunity to plant a highly productive, cost effective, catch crop grass ley. Doing so would prov...

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Copper & Molybdenum in Soils & Forage Farming Note

Copper & Molybdenum in Soils & Forage Farming Note

Copper is essential to animal health for a number of metabolic functions including growth, production and fertility. Copper levels in grass and forages are determined by ...

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Dock Sprays Farming Note (includes Selection Guide)

Dock Sprays Farming Note (includes Selection Guide)

Docks are a major challenge for grassland farmers, particularly organic farmers. Docks are unpalatable and are of little nutritive value, and this reduces both feed intak...

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Fertiliser spreader set-up

Fertiliser spreader set-up

Calibrating your fertiliser spreader is an essential task to optimise forage and crop yields and maximise the benefit from the cost of fertilisers.  As fertiliser produc...

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Foliar Fertiliser

Foliar Fertiliser

The potential to improve fertiliser use efficiency by foliar application of nutrients has been researched for several years.  Reducing the length of the nutrient pathway...

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Forage Mixtures - Spring 2011 Trial Update

Forage Mixtures - Spring 2011 Trial Update

Grazing mixtures have the potential to produce forage of varying quality through the year. Integrating alternative mixtures into your farms grazing platform could improve...

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Good Grass Silage 2014

Good Grass Silage 2014

Our 'Good Grass Silage 2014' report aims to remove some of the bias from this bewildering area. Featuring the results of last year's Kingshay grass silage additive trial,...

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Grass mixture selection

Grass mixture selection

Farmers reseed because renovated swards should yield 33% more in the first year and 10% more thereafter, than a 5 year old ley. However, the seed mixture plays a huge par...

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Grass Pests and Diseases

Grass Pests and Diseases

Underperforming grass swards can occur for a number of reasons, such as inadequate crop nutrition, soil structure issues, weed infestation or plant diseases caused by pat...

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Grassland Soil Compaction Farming Note

Grassland Soil Compaction Farming Note

Compacted soil can result in reduced plant growth and crop yield, impeded drainage and increased soil erosion. Forage grown in compacted soil can also have a reduced mine...

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Grassland Soil pH Farming Note

Grassland Soil pH Farming Note

The pH of your soil has a big influence on forage growth and the nutrient content of the plant. Incorrect pH will affect the availability of soil nutrients. This can resu...

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