Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

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Chicory is a very popular, deep rooting species. It is commonly used as an addition to grazing leys due to its high protein content and its ability to fatten lambs. It is also very deep rooting, suiting dry soils and is frequently used in combination with other species as a green manure. Sow no later than early September to ensure safe establishment in time for the winter.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               
Yield (0-20 T DM/Ha)
                                   
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
     
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
     

Units AcHaKg

£15.75 / Kg

Sowing rate: 6.0kg/acre (15.0kg/ha)

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Herb

Chicory

Chicory is an eye catching, mineral rich forage herb that has a long taproot capable of penetrating to great depth, breaking through plough pans and leaving the soil aerated, aiding drainage and crop root development. Its frequently used in combination with other species as a soil improving species and is commonly used as an addition to grazing leys due to its high protein content and its ability to fatten lambs. It is also a known anthelmintic species.

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