GrassCheckGB is a grass monitoring project involving 50 dairy, beef and sheep farms.

Growth and quality data will be published weekly throughout the growing season.

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Management Notes

  • Following a slow start to the season growth is starting to pick up across the GrassCheckGB network, particularly in lowland areas, as soil temperatures start to rise and soil moisture levels fall.
  • March 2020 growth rates have been well below average, and certainly below those in 2019. The average March yield on GCGB farms is 306 kg DM/ha, compared to 662 kg DM/ha last year.
  • With conditions now improving, take advantage of the improved soil conditions to undertake fieldwork and ensure all swards have received fertiliser. For farms considering turnout, be sure to walk the grazing platform to prioritise areas for grazing.