John Frame and Scott Laidlaw
First Pasture Price: £22.99
This fully updated and revised edition covers all aspects of grassland management, providing an invaluable source of information for farmers and landowners. Since the original edition published twenty years ago, the intervening decades have seen the introduction of water and latterly, air quality directives by the EU, cross compliance, the single farm payment, and an ever increasing need for grassland farmers to be conscious of the economics of their business. With 61 colour photographs, topics covered in this edition include:
Breeding and evaluation of new varieties of grass to meet current needs.
New technology in establishing swards.
Fertilizing and manuring practices and the underpinning science.
Legislative constraints, background science and practice in determining forage quality and the utilization of forage either for grazing or silage.
Feed budgeting, grassland biodiversity, grassland and climate change, and transferring knowledge and technology.
Wide-ranging list of sources and references.