Spring grass nutrition - what should I do ?

Topics covered include


With wet field conditions prevailing once again, what should we be thinking about when it comes to our 1st and 2nd nitrogen timings for grazing and 1st cut silage. Philip Cosgrave discusses nitrogen rates, when to spread and consider the pros and cons of the different nitrogen options available.


Slurry is a valuable nutrient resource, so we be giving tips on how to get the most from your slurry this spring. Including some handy reference values for the available NPKS in slurry to help you calculate what fertiliser you need.


We are seeing very low soil sulphur levels coming back in soil test reports, but it’s hardly a surprise considering the level of over winter rainfall which we know increases sulphate leaching. Why does Yara recommend the ‘little and often’ approach to sulphur applications, listen in to find out why.


Phosphorus application timings are always a hot topic, find out from Mark Tucker why soil conditions effect the availability of this nutrient and how can we ensure grass can access enough soil phosphorus during this critical spring growth period.


Potassium is key to bulking up 1st cut silage crops, and soil K levels can drop very quickly when crop offtakes exceed K inputs through slurry or fertiliser. We look at some K recommendations and timings to maximise 1st cut’s this May.


Finally, with herd health in mind, what simple choices can we make to improve the nutrient content of grass and silage this spring? We briefly discuss fortifying grass and silage with selenium this spring.

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The live webinar took place on 18th February 2020 but you can still catch up on the latest advice as an on-demand recording.

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