Wheat growth gives maize clamp protection

Collings, Andy
December 2006
Farmers Weekly;12/29/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 26, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of Suffolk, England farmer Francis Read to cover his maize clamp with wheat grains to create a mat of plant growth to protect the silage below. He runs a 280 hectare beef farm and can, at anyone time, have more than 3000 finishing cattle on the farm. Read concludes that the turf mat is performing well because of the 28% dry matter of the maize.


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