Guide on growing available

A NEW GUIDE has been published advising livestock farmers which forage crops to grow and which will give the best yield.

The LG Forage Crops Guide has been published by seed breeder Limagrain UK and is also available on CD.

There is 28 pages of information on main crops and catch crops including when to sow and harvest, typical yields, and nutritional content of each crop.

Also included is UK performance data on the different varieties available in the market, from trials carried out by the company and the Scottish Crop Research Institute.

The ‘main crops’ included in the booklet are: fodder beet, kale, swedes and forage maize. The catch crops included are: stubble turnips, forage peas, forage rape, forage rye, and forage mixtures like Lamb Tonic which contains chicory and plantain.

To obtain either a free hard copy or CD contact 01472 371471 or email forage@limagrain.co.uk.