GrassCheckGB is a grass monitoring project involving 50 dairy, beef and sheep farms.

Growth and quality data will be published weekly throughout the growing season.

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Management Notes

  • There has been little change in overall grass growth rate figures this week, which are now averaging 40.1 kg DM/ha/d - remaining close to the 2-year average of 41.7 kg.
  • Soil temperatures remain in the mid-teens but with cooler temperatures forecast as we approach the end of September, both soil temperatures and grass growth rates are expected to begin falling.
  • With rain also expected in the next week, widespread stress from soil moisture deficit is not likely, and soil temperatures have replaced soil moisture readings on our regional map
  • Current soil moisture probe readings (and more detailed weather records) are still available for each GrassCheckGB farm under the ‘Weather’ tab on the GrassCheckGB website.