Grass growth is a worry

Jones, Clyde
July 2007
Farmers Weekly;7/20/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p48
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the problems posed by the increased growth of grass on farms in England due to increased rainfalls. It cites the advantages of changing fertilizer to one that can correct any imbalances in potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium. It mentions the farm tours launched by the Summit group in southern Ireland.


Related Articles

  • Rain boosts wheat crop.  // Farmers Weekly;11/18/2011, Vol. 156 Issue 21, p62 

    The author reports on the growth of wheat crops at the Belvoir Fruit Farms in the Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire, England boosted by rain. He anticipates applying Atlantis herbicide by mid-November 2011 to manage blackgrass levels. He notes the farm's replanting campaign with the purchase of...

  • At last, useful rainfall. Lambkin, John // Farmers Weekly;11/14/2003, Vol. 139 Issue 20, p84 

    Reports on the impact of the increase in rainfall at the Easton Lodge and Sacrewell Lodge in Lincs, England. Benefits of the rainfall for farming at the Easton Lodge and Sacrewell Lodge; Details on the crops grown in the farms; Background of the two arable farms.

  • GRASS WATCH. Buss, Jessica // Farmers Weekly;9/27/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 13, p36 

    Reports on the hopes of grasswatch producers for rainfall to boost growth so cows can keep grazing for as long as possible in Great Britain. Grass growing on Richard John's Pembrokes hire farm; Average growth of grass at the farm; Option if the rain did not come.

  • just a scoop full. Nine, Jerry // High Plains Journal;7/18/2011, Vol. 129 Issue 29, p17.B 

    The article emphasizes the need of rain and the need to grow some grass for herds in High Plains before September 2011 in order to maintain the good sales performance of cow, bull and calf.

  • Resposta de seis variedades de cana-de-açúcar a doses de potássio em ecossistema de cerrado de Roraima. Uchôa, Sandra Cátia Pereira; Alves Júnior, Hélio de Oliveira; Alves, José Maria Arcanjo; Melo, Valdinar Ferreira; Ferreira, Gilvan Barbosa // Revista Ciência Agronômica;Oct2009, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p505 

    The Savannah areas of Roraima has a well defined weather, with rain seasons (April to August) and dry seasons (October to March), favors the production of sugar cane. This study was carry out to evaluate the effect of potassium dosages on six sugarcane varieties response. The statistical design...

  • Defoliation effects on basal cover and productivity in perennial grasslands of Ethiopia. Jacobs, Michael J.; Schloeder, Catherine A. // Plant Ecology;Nov2003, Vol. 169 Issue 2, p245 

    This study aimed to investigate how perennial grass species in Omo National Park (ONP), Ethiopia tolerated defoliation under varying amounts of rainfall. Perennial grasses that have evolved with grazing appear to be generally tolerant to defoliation, although how rainfall influences this...

  • Act now to limit the financial effects of the wet winter. Harris, Robert // Crops;4/13/2013, p46 

    The article discusses after-effects of long wet climate in 2012 in England and Wales. It states that wheat was down about 1.25t/ha and bushel weights were lower due to the lack of sunshine. It mentions that three-quarters of the crops drilled, with yields expected to be 25 percent down. Muddling...

  • Rain fails to dampen prospects.  // Farmers Weekly;9/8/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 10, p21 

    The article reports on the effects of the rainy weather on the harvest of Godwick Hall farm in Norfolk, England. Farmer Robert Garner is now using £1500 worth of gas on feed wheat because of the increasing cost of fuel. It suggests a more consolidated and easily weathered seed-bed to negate...

  • Playing catch-up with drilling after the rain. Russell, Gus Hartley // Farmers Weekly;9/7/2012, Vol. 158 Issue 10, p60 

    The article discusses the status of oilseed rape drilling in several farms in England. At Broomhill Farm in Nottinghamshire, two-thirds of the wheat area have already been cut despite a delay due to the rain. Meanwhile, the Down Ampney Estate in Gloucestershire has already completed the oilseed...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics