Ysgellog, Rhosgoch, Amlwch, Anglesey

Focus Site Project: Micronutrient availability in grassland soil: its role in promoting grass production

Project objectives:

The overarching aim of the project will be to determine the micronutrient status of the farm’s soils in the context of promoting grass growth and to evaluate the implications of the results on the farm’s management practices.

The objectives are as follows:

  • Determine the micronutrient status and variation of the farm’s grazed and silage fields (in the soil, correcting and comparing with the resulting forage)
  • Determine the micronutrient status of the FYM and consider its role in terms of recycling micronutrients on the farm
  • Examine the potential reasons for any differences in micronutrient status between fields (if any)
  • Detect where there is any correlation between soil micronutrient status and grass growth
  • Identify areas where micronutrient supplementation may be/not required, and the associated cost/saving

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