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Compass plant could be maize replacement

Early trials are underway of a perennial crop which seed breeders say could become a viable alternative to maize.

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How to manage fertiliser effectively for first cut silage

Rising input costs have seen fertiliser suppliers ramp up advice to help livestock producers get the most from first cut silage this spring.

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Drought-hit grassland could benefit from forage maize

Dairy and livestock producers should consider replacing slow-growing silage leys with drought tolerant maize without delay to avoid forage shortfalls this winter.

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Multi-cut silage helps dairy farms weather the effects of drought

Multi-cut silage could put dairy farms in a stronger position to withstand the effects of drought on reducing grass growth, suggests a survey.

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How better fertiliser timings boost first-cut silage yields

First-cut silage yields can be increased by nearly 30% simply by applying the first nitrogen of the season as two splits in relatively short succession, suggest trials.

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Protect ration performance as temperatures rise

Beef and dairy producers are being advised to protect the performance of total mixed rations as the weather becomes warmer.

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Farmers are being encouraged to test grass before cutting it to determine the best time for quality silage production.

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