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NWF Weekly Grass Watch – 16th July 2021

20th July 2021

Grass Growth
Daily average grass growth rates in GB have continued in an upward trend, averaging 64.4kg DM/ha/day. Average growth rates continue to be above the 6-year average of 51kg DM/ha/day and slightly above the 2020 average of 60kg DM/ha/day for the same period.
Yorkshire and the East Midlands see the highest growth rates at 71kg DM/ha/day, with Yorkshire seeing an increase of 26kg DM/ha/day.

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NWF Weekly Grass Watch – 9th July 2021

12th July 2021

Average grass growth for GB has risen to 57.1kg DM/ha/day, thanks to average weather conditions, which have been more conducive to grass growth. This figure remains below the 2020 average of 69kg DM/ha/day but exceeds the 6-year average of 55kg DM/ha/day.
Considerable variation in growth rates is present across regions due to some areas experiencing less rainfall. The West Midlands saw the largest increase in grass growth of 12kg DM/ha/day, while the East saw a decline of 11kg DM/ha/day.

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NWF Weekly Grass Watch – 2nd July 2021

6th July 2021

Average daily grass growth has increased slightly to 53.8kg DM/ha/day, a 0.5kg DM/ha/day increase on the previous week’s figure. However, remains lower than the 6-year average of 57kg DM/ha/day. Reduced grass growth can be attributed to the limited rainfall, although variation in growth rates is seen across the regions.
The South-East and the West Midlands have experienced a fall in growth rates of 5kg DM/ha/day. Whereas the North-East has seen an increase of 9kg DM/ha/day. With rain forecast over the weekend, growing conditions should improve.

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