BARBUMPER

Forage booster & ideal cover crop solution

  • BARBUMPER establishes quickly to provide a catch and cover crop with rapid growth, even at cool temperatures
  • Offers production early spring and late into autumn, delivering extra grazing opportunities over winter
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

Key benefits

  • 20% faster establishing than the average ryegrass
  • Can assist with prevention of winter soil erosion
  • Strong autumn-winter-spring growth
  • High quality, high quantity forage production from 2-18 months
  • Adds organic matter to the soil improving its quality, structure and nutrient holding capacity
  • Delivers up to 30% more yield in the first year compared to a perennial ryegrass ley

 

When to sow
It gives total flexibility for up to 18 months production potential that can fit into different regimes, where extra forage is required immediately and could also be established after a spring cereal harvest, or where an autumn crop has been prevented from being planted giving a short term opportunity to bring rotations back into sync.


This specialist ryegrass mix will produce up to 30% more forage than a newly sown perennial ryegrass ley and is designed to give maximum bulk, instantly producing leafy quality forage from now all the way through to next winter.


BARBUMPER has been developed using the concept of ‘germination energy’. It can grow in down to 3°C soil temperature and will utilise the nutrients that are available in the soil even after
a dry summer. It has the ability to make use of existing nutrients in the soil after the previous crop soaking up N, thus decreasing winter leaching.


When to utilise
BARBUMPER is equally at home being used as a winter grazing mixture, 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 perennial ryegrass.

 

Cover Crop
Helps to improve soil quality, organic matter and provides other benefits through active growth, rooting, ground cover and habitat provision for arable rotations over bare fallow, reducing nutrient losses via run-off and leaching.

Composition
Variety
Species
12.5kg
Barmultra II
Italian Ryegrass Tetr.
12.5kg
Barspectra II
Westerwold
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
12 - 15kg/acre
Sowing rate/m²
840 seeds/m²
Sowing depth
Up to 10mm
Soil temperature
>3°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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Multi-species
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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 grass mixture selector tool.

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.

Recommended Grass List

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.