Fast & Vast One - Two Year Ley 70% ORGANIC
This short term ley is for those wishing to produce a large amount of forage with little or no nitrogen fertiliser. Yields are high, especially on rich, moist soils and the majority of crops are made into silage. In addition to red clover, the mixture also contains crimson clover and vetch which increase yield over a short period of time. It can be relied upon for one full year of production or left down for a second. br> br>On light soils in dry districts autumn sowings should be made in preference to spring sowings as these will have well established roots capable of better growth in dry seasons.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified MILUKA ORGANIC vetch||45.5||10.000|
|certified ROZETA late red clover||9.1||2.000|
|certified HEUSERS OSTSAAT crimson clover||4.6||1.000|
|certified DORIKE ORGANIC tet. italian ryegrass||24.6||5.400|
|certified ALAMO Italian ryegrass||16.4||3.600|
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.
Late Flowering 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 'single cut' or 'late' strains of red clover, notably the diploid variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering once per season, approximately 10 - 18 days later than the 'double cut' early strains.
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.