Chicory Commander

A true perennial chicory that lasts more than one year

  • Commander produces significant yields of high protein forage, especially when mixed with red clover

  • Chicory is a perennial herb, which is an excellent source of high quality feed for finishing stock.

  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Sheep

A true perennial chicory that lasts more than one year. Commander produces significant yields of high protein forage, especially when mixed with red clover. Chicory is a perennial herb, which is an excellent source of high quality feed for finishing stock.

 

Potential

 

  • >300 g/hd/d – rotationally grazed
  • High MJME protein and high/variable mineral content (zinc)
  • Easily digested  

 

Advantages

 

  • Multi graze option – recovering quickly after grazing
  • High dry matter production
  • Persistent with thick, deep tap root, delivering drought tolerance - Can be grown as a pure stand or sown with grass seed
  • Performs better in dry conditions
  • Perennial – spreads establishment cost
  • Low animal health risk

 

Limitations

 

  • Limited cool season DM production/grazing
  • Management in second season
  • Seed head control
  • Needs a nitrogen source – ideally establish with Ensign clover blends

 

Sowing rate: 3kg/acre (7.5kg/ha) as a straight and with clover

Pack sizes: Available in pack sizes of 5kg or 25kg

Composition
Variety
Species
100%
Commander
Chicory
Specifications
Chicory

Chicory is a persistent leafy herb lating 2-3 years with a large tap root. It performs best in fertile, few draining soils in regions of greater than 550 mm rainfall. Suitable for horse mixtures or for use in organic farms.