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. 

NUTRIFIBRE

The perfect solution for grass production on dry land and drought prone soils

  • The perfect solution for grass production on dry land and drought prone soils
  • Combining the Tetraploid benefits of Seagoe perennial ryegrass with Soft Leaved tall fescue
  • NitriFibre 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
  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

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.

 

NutriFibre is:

  • 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.

 

DROUGHT TOLERANCE

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.

 

Composition
Variety
Species
6.00kg
Seagoe
Intermediate perennial ryegrass (TET)
4.00kg
Bardoux
Tall fescue
4.00kg
Barelite
Tall fescue
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
14kg per acre
Sowing rate /m²
1,860 seeds /m²
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.