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- High leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein
- Full-leaved late tetraploid bulbing with very good early vigour
- Proven very palatable to grazing animals with good disease resistance
- Early maturing (60-90 days) for excellent summer/winter feed
Plant two-thirds of the crop area in early maturing SAMSON and one-third with a late maturing variety, such as BARCOLI, at the same time (not together). This will provide a high quality summer feed that can be grazed from 60-150 days after sowing.
Utilisation: Graze in situ
Sowing period: Spring & autumn
Utilisation period: Summer & winter
Days to maturity: 60 - 90 days
Soil type: Grows on most soils ideally with a pH of 6 - 6.5.
Seed bed: Firm, fine level seed bed, can be drilled into cereal stubbles
Always ensure a run back area, fibre, fresh water and mineral source is available for grazing livestock
Drilled, natural seed 5 kg/ha - Broadcast, natural seed 7.5 kg/ha. An increased sowing rate will increase leaf percentage and reduce bulb growth.
Spring sown at 3kg/acre (7.5kg/ha) for high leaf percentage
Autumn sown at 2kg/acre (5kg/ha) for larger bulb percentage.