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Overseeding -Successful Grassland Rejuvenation with Vredo

The dairy sector faces the challenge of producing more gallons of milk from the same acres. Surprisingly the countries which are producing the most litres of milk per cow are not yet leading in grass production! Land is probably the biggest investment when it comes to producing milk, but do you have quality milk-grass on your land, or, is it just green? Not everything which is green will be

white! Did you know that the average amount of good grass in a pasture is only 55% milk-grass (English Ryegrass, Timothy, Italian Ryegrass, smooth meadow grass, clover, etc.) The other plants are doing NOTHING apart from filling a cow’s stomach! These “bad” grass plants need to be replaced by good milk-grass. After all you will want to take full advantage of your most expensive means of production! In the last two decades the knowledge surrounding grass has increased; we now know more about how grass grows; what its circle of life is and what process occurs when it’s in a cow’s stomach. Due to improved soil knowledge, we have become aware that a good soil structure must be retained and also how important it is to keep organic matter in the cultivation layer. The Vredo’s overseeding technique, which is already very refined, has been further developed in recent years and it is now equipped with a larger working width, improved following of ground undulations, accurate seed metering, accurate sowing depth and a newly developed packer roller which closes every seed slit even on rough terrain. Overseeding -Successful Grassland Rejuvenation Principal

• Double V-shaped discs which make a small cut in the soil

• Seed is placed inbetween the discs

• The slit is closed by the compaction roller

• Optimal situation for germination: The seed is in contact with the soil and gets the optimum amount of light and air. • The seed is protected from weather influences such as frost and birds.


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