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‘Single Cut’ Red Clover Ley Heavy Land Mixture

Ref: mixcgo9

A ley lasting for between two and three years to provide one large cut in mid June. The mixture has more 'bottom' than our other red clover leys and is therefore better for grazing later in the summer with sheep or cattle.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified GLOBAL red clover20.82.500
certified DUBLIN white clover2.10.250
certified DUBLIN white clover2.10.250
certified Diwan tet. perennial ryegrass33.34.000
certified HURRICANE tet perennial ryegrass25.03.000
certified ABERWOLF perennial ryegrass16.72.000
Units AcHaKg

£74.85 / Acre

Sowing rate: 12.0kg/acre (30.0kg/ha)

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Sainfoin (5 Kg) £16.75/Acre
More InfoThe Queen of Forage! Add sainfoin to your mix to fix nitrogen, improve drought tolerance, reduce bloat, reduce worm burdens in ruminant stock and help save the bees!
Vetches (10 Kg) £23.00/Acre
More InfoAdd this short term annual legume to your mix to increase yields in the first season and fix nitrogen.Vetch will die away easily after being cut or grazed
Westerwolds 1yr Cover Crop (3 Kg) £8.55/Acre
More InfoAdd westerwold ryegrass to your mix to increase yields in the first year and act as a nurse crop for other species in the mix. A hardy annual that will keep regrowing once cut/grazed, but will die away over the course of 1-2 years
Italian ryegrass 2yr cover crop (3 Kg) £9.00/Acre
More InfoAdd Italian ryegrass to improve yields for the first 2-3 years of your ley, and act as a nurse for other developing species
Beneficial Soil Microbes for plant nutrition (0.5 Kg) £13.60/Acre
More InfoRe-introduce lost biology back into your soil by using 'Beneficial Soil Microbes'. Healthy soils require key pioneer microbe species in order to support maximum plant performance, and transfer key nutrients, such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium to your crops. Years of intensive farming can destroy these important microbe populations, so re-establishing them can play an important part in the recovery of your soil's fertility. Read more here: https://www.biolevel.net/
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Legume

Large Leaved White Clover

Clover is one of the most popular legumes in the UK, this species can be recognised by its creeping growth habit. Its creeping stolons help to fill in gaps in the sward, putting down roots at each node. White clover varieties can be categorised into small, medium and large leaf sizes. Generally the smaller the leaf size, the more persistent and prostrate the plant will be, the small leaf type will tolerate closer grazing from sheep and tends to sit lower at the base of the sward, the small and medium leaf varieties are used for grazing mixtures. Using mixtures of white clover varieties helps to ensure that at least one can tolerate and contribute to what ever management regime is being imposed at a given time. The larger leaf varieties are more upright and contribute to yield in cutting swards, but they are less persistent. Common large leaf varieties are Alice & Barblanca.

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Grass

Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial ryegrass is the most commonly grown productive grass in the UK, used particularly for livestock grazing and forage. It has been the subject of plant breeding for over 60 years, ensuring there are a wide range of perennial ryegrass varieties available commercially.

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Legume

Red Clover

Red clover is one of the most popularly used true clovers in the UK. Once established it’s capable of rapid growth and shows reasonably good persistence up to three years, although ongoing breeding work is being carried out to increase plant persistence. The highest yielding strains of red clover are called 'double cut' varieties, normally providing quick regrowth after cutting and several flushes or cuts per season. The 'single cut' strains of red clover, notably the variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering approximately 10 days later than the 'double cut' strains.

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