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Grass clover ley species, variety selection and management

Younie, David (2008) Grass clover ley species, variety selection and management. Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA), Craven Arms, Shropshire, UK .

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Grass clover leys form the basis of most organic farming systems yet the selection of seed mixtures is often founded on tradition or cost. Based on a review of recent and past research this review provides a wealth of information on grass and legume species and varieties, mixture selection, ley establishment and pasture management.
The objective of the Grass Clover Ley research review are:
1. To identify all the relevant research undertaken
2. Collate the results of the research
3. Draw on farm and commercial experience
4. Summarise the practical implications of the research for organic farming
5. Facilitate access to the results of research to advisers in a form which allows easy transfer to farmers. The report presents key conclusions about the choice of legume and gras species and varietes, the management of swards and their role for fertility building.

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Cutting management, grazing managment, grass species, legume species, grass clover mixtures
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: UK > Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA)
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK > Scottish Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)
Related Links:http://www.organicadvice.org.uk/index.htm
Deposited By: Measures, Mr Mark
ID Code:13547
Deposited On:09 Dec 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:You can download the Research Review and other reports from IOTA (Institute of Organic Training and Advice) web site: http://www.organicadvice.org.uk/res_reviews_public.htm

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