TITLE

Wheat growth gives maize clamp protection

AUTHOR(S)
Collings, Andy
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;12/29/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 26, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23790197

 

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