Groundcover & Species Composition

50 m transects were marked out in each plot and surveyed at 1 m intervals for plant species and ground cover prior to sowing of crops (20 February) and post-grazing (20 July). Plant species were recorded within 150 mm of the metre mark; the plants have been recorded as the closest to the metre mark (1) next closest (2) and 3rd closest (3) and given a weighting of 0.7, 0.2, 0.1, respectively.

Figure 1: Species changes in multispecies and single species (barley) trial plots, Winona