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In Conversation With Steve Allen 6am - 7am
8 May 2019, 16:54
Question: Why does it smell after you cut the grass?
Name: Joe, Doncaster
Qualification: Golf greenkeeper
Answer: Grass releases a chemical when it’s cut which helps to deter herbivores. The chemical acts as a warning to other grass plants that the grass is being eaten. This allows them to build up toxins in the leaves (which is why sheep move around a field when grazing).