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Combining the Tetraploid benefits of Seagoe perennial ryegrass with soft leaved tall fescue. The foundation of NutriFibre is soft-leaf tall fescue, a development stemming from the Royal Barenbrug Group's international breeding programme. Nutrifibre technology combines mineral efficiency, high protein production, digestibility, effective fibre-rich cell walls and drought tolerance from its deep rooting ability of soft-leaf tall fescue.
- High Yielding Grass because NutriFiber is high-yielding and rich in protein
- Drought Tolerant Grass because NutriFibre roots deeply
- Nutrient Efficient Grass because NutriFibre uses minerals from deeper layers in the soil
- Effective Fibre Grass because NutriFibre provides effective fibre giving optimal roughage in the diet
WHEN TO SOW
The soil temperature should be above 12°C at the time of sowing; it is advisable to sow NitriFibre between March 1st and September 15th.
After sowing, NutriFibre puts a lot of energy into the development of its root system. This explains why NutriFibre has a slower start that other grasses in the first year. After developing a solid underground system, the grass yield is high.
FLEXIBILITY IN CUTTIG TIMES
Cutting times are flexible because the quality of the feed value of NutriFibre decreases more slowly when the crop matures than with perennial ryegrass or festulolium. This makes farmers less dependent on the weather, providing a better guarantee for making successful silage.
Soft-leaf tall fescue is tolerant to long periods of drought. During dry periods the grass is able to absorb water from deeper layers in the soil. In the coming decades the probability of dry, hot summers will increase. NutriFibre is highly tolerant to these periods of drought thanks to its deep rooting ability. Soil permitting, Soft-leaf tall fescue roots can reach depths of more than 100cm. NutriFibre can therefore cope extremely well with periods of drought. It is ideal for dry, light land and drought prone soils as Soft-leaf tall fescue absorbs most water from its roots that are 20-30cm in depth compared to perennial ryegrass which absorbs most at 10cm.