The importance of upholding soil health and sustaining its productivity for the future is essential. No matter what the enterprise, we are reliant on soil for all production, either to produce our crops or forage to feed livestock. Rising input costs have led to a greater emphasis being placed on the importance of fertile soils with good structure. A single crop can deplete soils of up to 5% of soil organic matter each year which can have a detrimental effect on soil health in the long term if organic matter is not replenished. Therefore, it is vital that measures are taken to conserve soil, which some may say is our most valuable resource. There are numerous ways
Keeper Kale Seed
Keeper is a winter hardy variety that has good lodging resistance. It is a medium short type and ideal for fattening lambs and providing quality winter feed. Keeper has a high dry matter content therefore providing good winter hardiness. Keeper’s utilisation is August through to the following March - depending on the sowing date. There are two main ways of feeding to livestock – the first is strip grazing behind an electric fence which should be moved daily. It is advised to keep a close eye on the levels of wastage which will help determine when you move the fence. A grass runback area is recommended. The second way to feed to the livestock is zero grazing - cutting the crop with a forage harvester will help secure the maximum use of green feed with little waste.
Available as Natural or Cruiser treated seed
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