Chicory Commander

A true perennial chicory that lasts more than one year

  • A mineral rich herb with long taproot capability, aiding drainage and crop root development, making an ideal cover crop
  • Commander produces significant yields of high protein forage, especially when mixed with red clover, that lasts more than one year

  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Sheep

Potential yield

 

  • >300 g/hd/d when rotationally grazed

 

Advantages

 

  • Improved soil health and aids drainage
  • Recovers quickly after grazing
  • Deep tap root, delivering drought tolerance
  • Can be grown alone or with other crops
  • Performs better in dry conditions
  • High mineral content
  • High protein content of 17-18%
  • Ideal to fatten lambs
  • Tolerant to frost
  • Anthelmintic properties useful to ruminant livestock

 

Expert Advice

 

  • Limited cool season DM production/grazing
  • Ideally left in situ for at least two years
  • Seed head control
  • Needs a nitrogen source; ideally establish with clover blends
  • Shallow sown at around 1cm deep

 

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.