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Later production = winter grazing option
Thanks to its ability to germinate at lower temperatures than conventional leys meaning it can be sown safely throughout October, 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.
20% faster establishing than the average ryegrass
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.
It 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.