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Crofting Matters – Grazing Management

Growing Grass

How can we make the best use of our grassland?  What is the difference between rotational, mob, deferred and set stocking?  What are the benefits of liming?

For many crofters, low soil pH and rushes reduce the productivity of grassland.  In this episode, Poppy Frater discusses how to control rushes, increase growth of better grasses, reseeding, soil health and fertilisers.

Linked FAS resources: grazing is a great,grass is better utilised grass.


Technical note (TN748): Strategic silage production for sheep systems


Maximising Silage Quality | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (


Using herbicides safely as part of a sustainable rush control programme | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service



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