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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 FABIO tetraploid Italian ryegrass57.18.000
certified ALAMO Italian ryegrass42.96.000
Units AcHaKg

£42.00 / Acre

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

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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
Sweet vernal grass (0.1 Kg) £6.00/Acre
More InfoAdd sweet vernal grass to create a softer, sweeter smelling meadow hay
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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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.

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