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
Pack sizes:
5kg or 25kg
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.

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.

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.