HIGH D ITALIAN

A highly productive short-term Italian ley

  • HIGH D is a highly productive Italian ley, which will give exceptional crops for silage
  • HIGH D is ideal for growers who want to produce the maximum amount of stored forage possible from their own land.
  • It grows for longer in the season and its exceptional spring growth makes it ideal for lamb finishing or early turnout.
  • An early grazing can be followed by up to four cuts of quality silage and a late flush for grazing.
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

Key benefits

 

  • HIGH D is a better option than sowing a single Italian ryegrass variety
  • It will provide massive amounts of clean, quality forage throughout the year without any loss of production mid-season
  • HIGH D grows down to 4°C soil temperature extending the growing season for store lambs or wintering sheep
  • Responds very positively to high levels of fertility and will produce 20% more yield than perennial ryegrass leys.

 

When to sow

Grows at temperatures as low as 4°C so the farm must be able to make use of this early growth.

 

When to cut & graze

Depending on how it is managed High D Italian can be ready for
a first cut at the end of April / early May. If grazed hard over winter and early spring this can be set back to mid May. It will produce 70+ D value silage, if cut at the optimum growth stage for quality (25% ear emergence). The ultimate silage mixture which will yield up to 20t DM/ha in its first year under high input management. For maximum production up to six cuts a year under high N systems. Early grazing for turnout of ewes and lambs or finishing long keep store lambs.

 

AD

  • Grass crops can be grown specifically for biogas production in anaerobic digestion (AD), for stabilising or supplementing other feed stocks such as low yielding slurries or variable quality food waste. Grass crops can be incorporated effectively into existing crop rotations and won’t impact on food production as they can be grown on lower fertility soils and on land which is not suitable for the production of food crops.
  • Grass Silage yields 160-200 M3/tonne of biogas at 28% DM
  • Enables efficient utilisation of digestate
  • Lower environmental impact
  • Ability to sequester carbon into the root matrix
  • Improves soil health and structure
  • Reduced soil erosion and nutrient leaching
  • Lower production costs

 

Mixture content: SCOTLAND

In Scotland, the mixture consists of:

7kg Javorio (Italian Ryegrass Dip.)

7kg Gemini (Italian Ryegrass Tetr.)

 

Composition
Variety
Species
4.00kg
Steel
Italian Ryegrass Dip.
6.00kg
Barmultra II
Italian Ryegrass Tetr.
4.00kg
Abys
Italian Ryegrass Dip.
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate/m²
1,242 seeds/m²
Sowing depth
Up to 10mm
Soil temperature
>4°C
Min. cutting/grazing height
1500kgDM/ha ~8cm
Pack size
14kg
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
Mixed Livestocks
Environmental
Cover Crop
Clover
Herbal
AD
Where to buy
Local stockist
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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.