Grass needs in-depth assessment

October 2007
Farmers Weekly;10/12/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 15, p30
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The article reports that environmentalists have been encouraging farmers to avoid ploughing grassland, but when poached and compacted, it can be beneficial, according to a Catchment Sensitive Farming demonstration site in Dorset, England. According to Simon Draper of Momenta, it is essential to break up the soil pan to allow roots to penetrate soil easily so it can absorb far more water, which should have a positive effect on reducing run-off.


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