Sainfoin at Honeydale

5/27/2016 12:20:00 pm , 0 Comments



Our Sainfoin field is doing very well and is now coming into flower; a beautiful sight. The seed was drilled last June into a new, clean seedbed after ploughing and pressing the field. We later broadcast a companion grass mixture containing Timothy and Meadow Fescue on top of the seedbed, rolling it in to ensure establishment.

Being such an upright plant, Sainfoin doesn't provide a huge amount of weed smothering so a grass companion crop is needed to fill up the sward. It also increases the overall biomass of the crop to produce a better yield.

Looking forward, we can use the crop for haylage with the option to take seed from it at a later date.


Matthew Johnson

Graphic Designer at Cotswold Seeds Google

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