Output of a grass seed mixture will be optimal in case of proper grassland management. This means good soil preparation, sufficient nitrogen input per hectare per year and sufficient levels of potassium and phosphor in the soil. It is recommended to stop fertilizing in early September, so that the grass can harden and improve the mixture’s winter hardiness.
To ensure a high sward density and good clover content it is recommended not to harvest too heavy cuts, in other words no more than 3500 kg dry matter/ha This will result in higher energy levels in the grass or silage, higher dry matter intake and a faster regrowth of the sward. Before winter, all pastures need to be cut to a grass height of about 7-8 cm. For this, use a grass-topping machine when the grass growth has stopped in the autumn.