Next Wednesday (1st May) we are hosting a grass reseeding day jointly organised by the British Grassland Society, DairyCo and EBLEX, at Walk Farm.
Two weeks ago I was having nightmares about having no grass to show anyone and the field we plan to use as a car park being too wet to carry anything. Well, things might not be perfect here now but, with a week to go, it does feel like we are moving in the right direction. We have even managed to get some spring reseeds done and I hope visitors will be able to see some new shoots next week.
What we are currently planting is grass for silage conservation, as I still believe we and a number of other farmers will be short of forage next winter as a result of the bad weather in 2012 and for the first quarter of 2013.
The seed mix we are planting is made up as follows:
|AberEve Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass||4.00kg|
|AberDart Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass||2.00kg|
|AberGlyn Tetraploid Intermediate Perrenial Ryegrass||3.00kg|
|AberClaret Red Clover||2.00kg|
|Milvus Red Clover||1.00kg|
|12.00kg / acre|
I hope this will provide us with at least two cuts of high protein grass silage this summer and we can get our now empty clamps full again for next winter.
I hope the sun is shining next Wednesday and we will be walking in a sea of green.
You will find a link to this event here.
Look forward to seeing you,