ARCHIVE: Entry Level Stewardship Handbook 2005 (PB10355)
OPTIONS FOR LOWLAND GRASSLAND OUTSIDE THE LESS FAVOURED AREAS (LFA)

Grassland should be managed in a way that promotes good soil structure and infiltration of rainwater to avoid run-off. Good general management includes considering reducing stocking densities or reducing or avoiding grazing when the soil is wet. You may also consider reducing existing compaction, for example by sub-soiling or spiking.

Management plans

In addition to the grassland land management options you may wish to consider the soil, nutrient and manure management plan options at pages 83 to 85 of this handbook as they are also relevant on livestock farms.

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