Contents tagged with Forage for Knowledge

5 July 2019

We're looking for farms across GB to participate in a project about into reducing P on dairy farms

23 June 2020

Four easy-to-follow steps for assessing soil structure

10 May 2019

To be a successful dry cow feed that doubles up as a calving paddock, standing hay needs careful planning. It should be a quality grass that has been part of the platform rotation and allowed to go to seed.

23 May 2019

In this guide we explore the potential role of cut and carry systems on UK dairy farms and establish best-practice guidelines for farmers

23 May 2019

Biological soil health testing is a useful method of quantifying the impact of different soil management practices such as the use of cover crops.

3 March 2020

Nutrient management can often be forgotten on beef and sheep farms, yet there is considerable scope to reduce costs and improve output through the use of home-produced and bought-in nutrients. All crops need a good nutrient supply from the soil to grow and thrive. This updated manual looks at how feeding grass and forage crops properly with manufactured fertilisers or slurries and manures can boost growth.

8 April 2020

Targeted at managers of arable-based systems who are thinking about livestock opportunities for the first time, this guide includes sections on leys, cover crops, forage crops, maize, outdoor pig production and manures.

8 February 2021

In this section you will find information on how to determine the nutrient requirements of grass and forage crops.

8 February 2021

In this section you will find information on the nutrient content of organic materials such as manures, compost and digestate.

3 February 2020

The AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) offers best practice guidance on the application of fertilisers and organic materials to crops and grassland.

6 March 2019

Short pocketbook with simple steps to assess soil structure

6 March 2019

The starch, energy and intake characteristics of maize silage, together with its high dry matter yield potential, make it a good feed for beef cattle and sheep. This BRP manual includes information on growing and feeding maize and will help producers make the most of this potentially valuable crop