I'm still nervous after last summers drought, and whereas munster etc got absolutely hammered with 3 or 4 inches of rain 10days ago we didn't get a patch on it here in East Wicklow, and fields are drying out fast again. I saw a dairyfarmer on twitter in the UK grazing a grass feild out tight and discing stubble turnips straight into the ground last week, with the aim to graze during August when he most expects a dip in grass growth due to drought. I got 8ac of very average preforming Italian ryegrass that is going to be put to maize may next Yr, and quite tempted to try similar. If I didn't spray off the Italian would there be too much competition from it to let the turnips strike? And if I grazed it all out in August would it grow back to be grazed in the wintertime then? Its a very dry feild with quite a hard surface, so even if August turned out to be wet enough I'd still be confident of utilising it fairly well.