Grass seed mixtures for agriculture

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To help ensure you get the best mixture for your enterprise decide how long the ley will last, as a general rule, short term leys are used for stewardship, environmental, biodiversity, cover, catch crops and conserved forage such as silage or haylage, with higher yields. A medium term ley is typically 3-4 years. While longer term leys, 5+years. Mixtures can be identified by the characteristics of what they are suited to, graze and silage, for all livestock class, cover crop, AD or listed for the specific livestock class they are designed for. 

BARBUMPER

Ideal solution for a catch crop, cover crop and grazing

  • 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

BARBUMPER establishes quickly to provide a catch and cover crop with rapid growth even at cool temperatures offering production early spring and late into autumn, delivering extra grazing opportunities over winter.

 

It gives total flexibility for up to 18 months production potential 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.

 

Thanks to its ability to germinate at lower 
temperatures than conventional leys meaning it can be sown safely throughout October, being 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, 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.

 

BARBUMPER is a very flexible product that can fit into different regimes providing high output short term forage production.

 

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 ryegrass.


• Can assist with prevention of winter soil erosion
• It has the ability to make use of existing nutrients in the soil after previous crop soaking up N, thus decreasing winter leaching
• Can add organic matter to the soil improving its quality, structure and nutrient holding capacity
• Blending Italian ryegrass with hybrid and perennial ryegrasses ensures the mixture delivers a rounded performance with very rapid establishment, a bottom to the sward, making it denser, and very tight heading dates
• Delivers over 18% more in the first year compared to a perennial ryegrass ley

Composition
Variety
Species
50%
Westerwolds
 
50%
Italian ryegrass
 
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
12 - 15kg
Sowing rate per Ha
30 - 35kg
Pack size
25kg
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
AD
Cover Crop
Environmental
Clover
Mixed Livestocks
Grass for Agriculture

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.