Advanced Grassland Management
The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competencies necessary to better manage grasslands and to give a broad overview of intensive and extensive grassland systems.
Identify the optimum growing conditions for grass and grass clover swards.
Discuss the reseeding, establishment and weed control requirements for grass, grass/clover and multi species swards.
Analyse the daily grass requirement for a given herd of cattle/sheep and identify suitable grazing infrastructure.
Investigate and establish grass covers and targets for optimum grass utilisation on a given farm.
Design and implement a grazing platform for a given farm situation to include suitable paddock sizes and demonstrate the role of the spring rotation planner, summer wedge and autumn budget.