Using fertilizer

The attractiveness of grassland to some types of geese can be increased by re-seeding unproductive swards with more nutritious grasses, such as Perennial Rye Grass Loliumperenne (e.g. Percival 1993), and by fertilizing the sward with nitrogenous fertilizer (Owen 1975; Percival 1993; Vickery et al. 1994). Care should always be taken to minimize run-off and leaching. Reseeding and/or fertilizer application will damage any existing botanical, invertebrate, or breeding bird interest of a grassland.

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