This variation (V1) was the same as the Common Plot except that there was no jute mesh used. It has produced the highest herbage mass figures of all the trial plots.
September 2020 - the Common Plot is in the front and V1 is at the back.
January 2021 after mowing green manure with flail mower.
February 2021 when herbage mass on V1 measured 1408 kg Dm/ha.
July 2021 when herbage mass measured 1573 kgDM/ha.
November 2021 when soil test samples and herbage mass were taken.
The Crimson Clover has reseeded and proved to be a good coloniser species in the wet conditions with plenty of root activity in what was bare soil.