The Meuse SUPER-G farm network co-innovation workshop took place on July 9th 2019 in NANCOIS LE GRAND in southern Meuse, France.
The main objectives of this day were to:
- Present the SUPER-G project to farmers
- To introduce other farmers to the GAEC DES TERRES FROIDES practices
- To provide technical advice on the subject
- To promote peer to peer learning for farmers
The workshop has focused on two innovative techniques used by GAEC GAEC DES TERRES FROIDES:
- Rotational grazing:
The assessment made by the farmer following the establishment of the rotational grazing is positive.
In particular, he observes fewer refusals in his plots. His cows are more motivated to go to the pasture. In terms of soil fertilization, the dung is better distributed and all the plots fertilized. Clover has reappeared significantly in the plots.
To better manage the dry summer and continued to produce grass volume, the farmer wished to over-seed Plantinin his grazing plots. The farmer is quite disappointed with the result. Indeed, in the dry season, it does not observe an improvement of the productivity in the plots where Plantin is present.
In order to make shade in its rotating pasture plots. The farmer wants to set up 3 to 4 tree strips in his parks. He chose fruit trees, lumber and mulberry trees. The trees will be planted in the coming years.
See below photographs from this day.