Grass Seed Mixes
Growing grass in Scotland seems to be getting more difficult.
We seem to have longer periods of wetter weather, making it more difficult to grow grass that performs, persists, and competes with weeds, particularly rushes.
This field lab will try and find some solutions to this problem. We will be comparing some off-the-shelf grass seed mixes with more bespoke mixes suited to local conditions. We’ll look at both quantity and quality of grass.
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Our field labs are DIY research trials, run with on farms and holdings across Scotland. We want to help you find out what really works, on your land, for your business.
Our field labs bring land managers together with researchers to find real-word, practical solutions for tricky farm problems.
Each field lab group researches an issue proposed by the farmers and growers themselves, testing out results across their own holdings. Each group meets up to four times for over a period of up to two years to track the progress of the DIY trial and compare notes.
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Find out more about this field lab
Contact us to find out more about this field lab, or to get involved. We'll be posting reports and key information here as it becomes available. Read more about activity so far:
Grass Seed Mixes Field Lab report – initial meeting