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Tips and advice on best practice for reseeding

Tomás Tubritt joins Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge with tips and advice on best practice for reseeding.

Tomás suggests that farmers should consider reseeding 10% of the farm annually to optimise grass production, to ensure the farm has use of the best grass varieties on the Pasture Profit Index and to improve the response of nitrogen during spring.

To select the appropriate varieties, Tomás explains that you must consider the intended paddock use. For grazing, focus on spring growth, quality and utilisation.

Tomás recommends the farmers should target a pre-grazing yield of 800 kg DM/ha which will promote tillering and help establish the sward.

For more information: Teagasc Pocket Manual for Reseeding (PDF)

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