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- BARMULTRA II provides high yields of high quality grass into the second year
- CONTEA Crimson clover is an erect type single-cut annual clover, which will grow from seed to flowering in around 120 days. It should be cut before flowering for maximum quality
- LIGHTENING Persian clover is more prostrate type multi-cut annual species
- Suitable for any livestock class including breeding sheep
- High yields of high protein (20%), high ME (12-14MJ) silage achievable
- Very long growing season
- Can shorten finishing period and lower winter feeding requirements compared to grass only
- Requires no Nitrogen applications in the first year
- Can leave up to 50kg N/ha in the soil for subsequent crops
- Attractive to bees and other insects
- Cleaner ground conditions than traditional brassica feeding systems and no bare soil over winter
- Aggressive root system can improve soil structure and contribute to soil organic matter
Utilisation: Graze, cut or both with a minimum height: 8cm post cutting or 6cm post grazing
Sowing period: Spring, soil ≥ 10°C
Utilisation period: Up to 18 months after sowing
An ideal cover crop for arable rotations, helping to improve soil health, structure, fertility and organic matter, resulting in improved yields and financial savings as well as providing other benefits.
Cover crops can bring agronomic and environmental benefits with the active growth, deep rooting, ground cover and habitat provision providing benefits in rotations over a bare fallow and helping to reduce nutrient losses via run-off and leaching and soil erosion.