Description of practice

The provision of herb-rich grasslands give livestock a better mixture of minerals and trace elements during grazing, while also improving soil structure and below and aboveground biodiversity. Less supplements need to be added to the roughage and less fertilizer applied.

Examples of how to use herb-rich grassland Further information
(see Note below)

AMP38 01

Photo: Arnoud Ebbers

Productive herb-rich grasslands

Productive herb-rich grasslands are sown using seed-mixtures balancing functional agrobiodiversity and biodiversity by supplying nectar and pollen for flower-visiting insects.


»Landbou met natuur

AMP38 02

Extensive herb-rich grasslands

A diversity of legumes is sown alongside grasses in a composition adjusted to the geobotanic conditions (landform, soil type and moisture regime) and cultural history.


»Forest of Bowland

AMP38 03


Pharmacy meadows

Seed mixtures of 15-17 species are sown in pharmacy meadows to maintain and increase the productivity of grasslands while improving the health of the animals.


»WOCAT technology 3175

Note: Most of the Further information links are to a full description of the example in the WOCAT database. However sometimes the link may be to similar practices or a research paper. Occasionally the link is to a commercial product in which case it should be understood that this does not imply any endorsement of the product by iSQAPER.

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