The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competencies necessary to better manage grasslands
Investigate the growth habit, annual production pattern and factors influencing grass sward growth and quality.
Discuss the reseeding and establishment requirements for grass, and investigate the grass blends which will lead to optimum production.
Analyse the daily grass requirement for a given herd of cattle/sheep.
Investigate and establish grass covers and targets for optimum grass utilisation on a given farm.
Analyse and complete a grass budget for a given farm situation to include spring rotation planner, summer wedge and autumn budget .
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