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Hard Horse Hay Two Year Ley

Ref: mix9

This mix is devised specifically for the production of hay or haylage. Lasting two years, and with good disease resistance it produces a consistent sample of hard hay. Although it can be grazed, this is principally a cutting ley. Sow in autumn to provide stemmy hay the following spring. Spring sowings result in soft, leafy grass unsuitable for hay production until the following year.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified HUNTER tet. Italian ryegrass42.96.00
certified DORIKE tet. Italian ryegrass14.32.00
certified MERIBEL Italian ryegrass42.96.00
Units AcHaKg

£38.64 / Acre

Sowing rate: 14.0kg/acre (35.0kg/ha)

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Westerwolds 1yr Cover Crop (3 Kg) £8.10/Acre
Italian ryegrass 2yr cover crop (3 Kg) £8.28/Acre

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Grass

Italian Ryegrass

This is a short lived grass lasting for two years. It is very high yielding and reliably provides up to 18t DM per hectare on soils that suit it. (All ryegrasses yield less on light soils, especially in low rainfall areas.) It has a very open growth habit with fewer tillers than other grasses. It is therefore better suited to cutting than grazing. Italian ryegrass has been the subject of plant breeding for many years, which means there are a wide range of varieties available commercially.

Italian Ryegrass Species Guide  Buy Italian Ryegrass Straight