Philipps, Lois (2001) A guide to organic grassland. Elm Farm Research Centre Bulletin (56), pp. 9-10.
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|
|Deposited On:||19 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:35|
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