AFTER MAIZE

Rapid winter grass and post-arable catch crop

  • AFTER MAIZE provides a very quick establishment and rapid growth after a maize harvest, even at cool temperatures, for soil cover
  • AFTER MAIZE grass seed mixture gives full flexibility in the duration of the ley, with 12, 18 or 24 month production potential
  • AFTER MAIZE could also be established after a spring cereal harvest
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

Key benefits

  • Ideal after Maize as a cover crop
  • Delivers a high quality grass crop after Maize harvest
  • 20% faster establishing than the average ryegrass with rapid growth
  • Later production allows for winter grazing option
  • Germinates at lower temperatures
  • Great catch crop after a spring sown cereal harvest

 

When to sow

Thanks to its ability to germinate at lower temperatures than conventional leys, it can be sown safely throughout October after a Maize harvest, producing a grass sward and catch crop for soil stability and mopping up nutrients. An overwintering feed source for any class of sheep or an early silage crop in the following spring.


AFTER MAIZE has been developed using the concept of ‘germination energy’. This concept means it will establish faster and better than other leys, even in the adverse conditions of cold, wet seed beds which appear later in the year.


By measuring the germination rate under low temperatures of 7-10°C, similar to those found in the field throughout October, and selecting those which give the best germination in the shortest time, the result is an establishment rate of over 20 percent above the average ryegrass. AFTER MAIZE is a very flexible product that can fit into different regimes as required.


When to utilise

AFTER MAIZE is equally at home being used as an early spring cut before being ploughed out for a spring-sown crop or used as a sacrifice field for early spring grazing as a more cost-effective alternative to rye.

 

Cover crop

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.

 

 

 

Composition
Variety
Species
12.5kg
Abys
Italian Ryegrass Dip.
8.75kg
Bannfoot
Hybrid Ryegrass Tetr.
3.75kg
Seagoe
Perennial Ryegrass Inter Tetr.
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
25kg/acre
Sowing rate seeds
1,219 per m²
Sowing depth
Up to 10mm
Soil temperature
>6°C
Min. cutting/grazing height
1500kgDM/ha ~8cm
Pack size
25kg
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
Mixed Livestocks
Environmental
Cover Crop
Clover
Herbal
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Where to buy
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The Barenbrug UK range of grass and clover mixtures, for all types of farms, are created to suit each type of grassland and farm management system, providing environmental benefits, biodiversity, high-quality forage yield, better palatability and improved animal health. Use our...

The Barenbrug UK range of grass and clover mixtures, for all types of farms, are created to suit each type of grassland and farm management system, providing environmental benefits, biodiversity, high-quality forage yield, better palatability and improved animal health. Use our grass mixture selector tool.

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Barenbrug UK is a leading organisation within the Recommended Grass and Clover lists, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. With data coming from Barenbrug UK’s own trial site, Cropvale, and evaluated by a panel of experts, these lists can help to decide which variety will suit your requirements. Visit our recommended grass seed pages to see the latest lists.

Barenbrug UK is a leading organisation within the Recommended Grass and Clover lists, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. With data coming from Barenbrug UK’s own trial site, Cropvale, and evaluated...

Barenbrug UK is a leading organisation within the Recommended Grass and Clover lists, which are drawn up after rigorous testing for attributes such as yield, persistency, quality and disease resistance. With data coming from Barenbrug UK’s own trial site, Cropvale, and evaluated by a panel of experts, these lists can help to decide which variety will suit your requirements. Visit our recommended grass seed pages to see the latest lists.