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- LONG SEASON is an extremely flexible, persistent, long-term ley that can be both cut and grazed as required
- Contains Callan, new for 2020 - excellent grazing yields with exceptional spring growth producing 14% more grass in early spring than comparative varieties and has an excellent first silage cut
- Includes Moyola with spring growth of 122% of control varieties
- Contains GOSFORD, an Intermediate heading diploid perennial, which is already proving its worth with high silage and grazing yields combined with excellent sward density
- The inclusion of Comer Timothy increases spring growth by 34% and persistence under more extreme conditions
- The varieties are selected to give a palatable and responsive sward with excellent persistency
WHEN TO SOW
Sow when soil temperature is above 8°C; clover will germinate at 10°C.
It's ideal for early turnout or lambing thanks to its exceptional spring growth
WHEN TO CUT
LONG SEASON is a mixture designed for just that, an extended grass growing season. Owing to the continual production from the mixture, there are several options available for cutting.
If early grazing is a priority on the farm, it's an ideal sward to turn stock into at the start of the year, giving other fields a chance to get started and when grass supplies become more plentiful elsewhere on the farm, the fields growing LONG SEASON can be closed off for one cut of silage and then re-grazed for the rest of the season.
Alternatively, silage can be cut throughout the year with the potential for four cuts of top quality grass, with the first cut taken in early May. LONG SEASON really opens up all the options for farmers who can utilise grass from the start of the growing season.
WHEN TO GRAZE
Early spring grazing can be followed by two high quality silage cuts and aftermath grazing or season long grazing.