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‘Short Term’ Red Clover Ley One-Two Year Mixture

Ref: mixcgo3

An intensive silage ley lasting for up to two years which requires little or no nitrogen fertiliser. First cut is to be expected during the third week of May. Robust levels of red clover in the mixture produce a high protein silage.

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 clover25.03.000
certifed BARMULTRA II tet. Italian ryegrass25.03.000
certified FABIO tetraploid Italian ryegrass25.03.000
certified Syntilla Italian ryegrass25.03.000
Units AcHaKg

£53.70 / Acre

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

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Cocksfoot for light land (2 Kg) £12.50/Acre
More Infoadd cocksfoot to mixtures for its enhanced rooting structure and improve drought tolerance.
Timothy for Heavy Land (2 Kg) £16.40/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.
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

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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

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.

Red Clover Species Guide  Buy Red Clover Straight