The principles of surface seeding as they apply to conditions in the north of Scotland are described and are illustrated by results from trials. The types of land and vegetation most suited to exploitation by surface seeding are indicated, and the need to consider the improvement of rough grazings in relation to a farm as a whole is stressed. Ploughing is not necessary but some seed bed preparation is desirable, except on ideal sites. Investigations show the importance of suitable seeds mixtures in association with adequate lime and fertilizer applications in both the establishment and maintenance of these swards. Reference is made to new techniques such as lime‐coated seed and chemical pre‐treatment.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Grass and Forage Science|
|Publication status||Print publication - Jun 1960|