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Researching diverse fodder crops
Four livestock farmers are leading new research into diverse winter grazing crops to cut feed and input costs while boosting soil health and biodiversity in this Innovative Farmers field lab. They are working with Sarah Whaley, from Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) Southwest to compare their usual winter forage of a single species brassica mono-culture with a diverse, 16 species fodder crop mix - including clovers, hairy vetch, ryegrass, spring oats, kale and linseed.
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