Cheviot Futures

United in a Changing Landscape

Grassland Management for Climate Change Resilience

The active management of grassland, particularly permanent pasture, can play a huge role in climate change resilience.

Careful management can enhance productivity whilst achieving a range of resilience benefits: improved soil structure and stability, improved drainage and infiltration, reduced surface water runoff and flood risk, reduced poaching.

Cheviot Futures is looking at a range of grassland management techniques which will assist farmers increase the resilience of grassland within the Cheviots:
- Low cost, low input irrigation options using the K-line system
- Aeration and sward lifting to reduce compaction and increase infiltration
- Alternative grass cultivars that increase infiltration rates and improve drought resistance.