Fast-rising costs see clover come of age

May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/30/2008, p35
Trade Publication
The article reports that the increasing nitrogen costs and the impact of nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZs) have at last persuaded livestock farmers they should make more use of clover's nitrogen-fixing ability in farming in Great Britain. Trade stands reported a stream of enquiries from farmers wanting data on clover's benefits and financial value. UPL's grassland performance survey of 250 dairy farmers shows new reseeds rich in clover typically suffer 10-20% in lost yield as a result of chickweed infestations.


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