Grass+ Section 12 - Renewing Swards

Published 29 December 11

grass+ section 12


Renewing Swards

  • Reducing the need for re-seeding through management.
  • Evaluating over-sowing or slot-seeding opportunities.
  • Calculating the cost of re-seeds.
  • Valuing new varieties.

Objective: To preserve a high content of perennial ryegrass and white clover in the sward through good long-term management.

Challenge: Plan a series of progressive improvements to your pastures over the next three years. Review each of your fields to establish how the desired sward quality can be achieved at minimum expense.

You are able to download the content of section 12 of the grass+ programme.