Forage agronomy

Professional agronomy services for forage crops

Getting the most from forage crops

Optimise forage production with careful planning of cropping, soils, varieties, fertiliser and chemical.

With an attention to detail, Agrovista agronomists conduct field and sward assessments, and offer rotation, nutrition and reseeding planning, to help customers maximise output from forage. This includes exploring options such as multi-cut grazing strategies and the use of silage additives.

By running our own in-house field trials, advice is underpinned by science and practical application, supported further by information from trusted sources such as AHDB, NIAB, ADAS, TEAGASC and SRUC.

But it’s not just grass. Recommendations can be given for all forage options, such as grain maize or feed stock crops for anaerobic digestion.

Grassland

With an attention to detail, Agrovista agronomists conduct field and sward assessments, and offer rotation, nutrition and reseeding planning, to help customers maximise output from grassland. This includes exploring options such as multi-cut grazing strategies and the use of silage additives.

Maize

With its high dry matter yield potential, maize is an attractive forage option.

To further support this, Agrovista is looking at methods to improve maize performance. This includes options such as drilling under plastic, or undersowing with crops such as grass mixtures.

Understanding that selecting the optimum variety is pivotal, our seed specialists can provide further advice about our market-leading varieties.

For more information on our current seed offering click here. 

Root crops

Root crops, grazed or harvested, provide a flexible approach to forage, fodder beet, swede and turnip – all pose good quality, cost-effective feed for livestock, particularly when other food sources are scarce.

Agrovista agronomists offer specialist advice to help you through every step of the process to maximise the crops potential.