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A guide to organic grassland

Philipps, Lois (2001) A guide to organic grassland. Elm Farm Research Centre Bulletin (56), pp. 9-10.

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Organic farming systems in the UK are traditionally based on ley/arable crop rotations. Up to 70% of the farmed area comprises of mixed grass and legume leys. These leys offer a powerful mechanism for supplying nitrogen through their potential to harvest biologically fixed nitrogen to support both animal production and a subsequent phase of arable cropping. This bulletin answers some of the common questions about organic grassland management.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:grassland, management, ley, bloat, fertiliser, silage, yields, clover, seed rate, seed mix
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Organic Centre Wales (OCW)
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:10812
Deposited On:19 Jun 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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