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Quick Bulk Westerwolds - Intensive One Year Ley

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A very fast growing ley which can be sown in the spring or autumn and is primarily grown to produce silage. However, it can be grazed and the crop can provide 'early bite' when sown in the autumn. Spring sowings on fertile soils with adequate moisture perform well but expectations should be lowered on drought-prone land. Unlike other ryegrasses, westerwolds will produce a stem and seed head from a spring sowing. This is useful, especially for the production of high quality horse hay in the same year as sowing.

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

Contents per Acre%kg
certified Libonus westerwolds ryegrass78.611.000
certified Peleton westerwolds ryegrass21.43.000
Units AcHaKg

£45.50 / Acre

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

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Timothy for Heavy Land (2 Kg) £19.20/Acre
More InfoPossibly the most important and flexible species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It is a very common species found in pasture throughout the UK. It will grow abundantly on heavy ground and, although it only has a shallow root structure, it still persists well on lighter land in dry years. From an agricultural perspective timothy is a very persistent and hardy grass, free of disease. The forage it produces is acceptable to most classes of stock. There is another form of timothy known as smaller catstail (Phleum bertolonii), which is shorter and less dominant (2,500,000 seeds per kg).
White Clover (1 Kg) £11.50/Acre
More InfoAdd white clover to increase or introduce nitrogen fixation, improve forage quality, persistence and ground cover.
Bottom Grass (2 Kg) £11.30/Acre
More InfoThe addition of ‘bottom’ or ‘grazing-type’ ryegrass can help to fill out the sward in more upright, open leys.
Festulolium (2yr) (2 Kg) £9.40/Acre
More InfoInclude festulolium to improve yield performance on drier or poor soils, lasts for 2 years. Commonly used with, or instead of italian ryegrass.
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Westerwold Ryegrass

Westerwolds is the highest yielding ryegrass with similar forage quality to the well known Italian ryegrass. This is an annual form of ryegrass which is very fast to establish, producing a silage crop just 12 weeks from sowing. It is the only grass to produce a stem and seed head from a spring sowing, making it suitable for the production of hay for horses, from a spring planting.

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