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Red Clover Ley Three-Four Year Mixture 70% ORGANIC

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Persistent and high yielding, this ley is tried, tested and highly successful, incorporating the best red clover and hybrid and perennial ryegrasses. It is usually cut in the third or fourth week of May and incorporates the best red clover with hybrid and perennial ryegrasses, giving yields nearly as high as our two year red clover ley, with twice the lifespan. We consider Aberystwyth hybrid ryegrasses to be better than the others as they are very persistent and provide leafy grazable swards in the summer and autumn.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified GARANT ORGANIC red clover12.51.500
certified GLOBAL red clover12.51.500
certified ASTONCRUSADER ORGANIC hybrid ryegrass30.83.700
certified DORIKE ORGANIC tet. italian ryegrass26.73.200
certified ABERECHO tet. hybrid ryegrass17.52.100
Units AcHaKg

£79.53 / Acre

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

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Westerwolds 1yr Cover Crop 70% ORGANIC (3 Kg) £13.38/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 70% ORGANIC (3 Kg) £12.99/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
Timothy for Heavy Land 70% ORGANIC (2 Kg) £17.80/Acre
More InfoAdd timothy to your mixture to increase tolerance to heavy, wet or waterlogged soil conditions, and to extend the life of your ley.
Cocksfoot for light land 70% ORGANIC (2 Kg) £13.42/Acre
More Infoadd cocksfoot to mixtures for its enhanced rooting structure and improve drought tolerance.
Vetches 70% ORGANIC (10 Kg) £31.40/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
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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Grass

Hybrid Ryegrass

This form of ryegrass is perhaps one of the best grasses available to the intensive farmer. The hybrid ryegrass is a cross between the Italian and perennial forms of ryegrass and shares characteristics of both. The dominant parent determines how the variety performs in the field. Most hybrid varieties are dominant with Italian genes and the best cultivars provide the same or similar high yields as Italian ryegrass. But as they also contain some of the persistent genes of the perennial ryegrass parent they last longer. This longer lasting and high yielding silage grass has one further advantage: the genes of the perennial ryegrass parent produces a plant with more tillers and more leaf which gives increased ground cover, making them better for aftermath grazing.

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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 itís 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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