PROTERRA MAIZE

The easy way to successful undersowing

  • PROTERRA MAIZE offers a quick and easy undersowing solution for maize crops in your rotation producing a green cover which doesn’t compete with the crop
  • Green manure crops are indispensable to maintain healthy soil, provide ground cover, reduce nutrient leaching and reduce soil erosion while ensuring a good yield of maize or other crop
  • This environmentally friendly product combines successful undersowing with significant advantages.

 

  • Short Term
  • Medium Term
  • Long Term

Key benefits

  • Longer sowing window
  • Lower competition with the maize crop
  • More biomass underground
  • Less risk of structural damage from harvest machinery
  • More resistant to extreme weather conditions
  • PROTERRA MAIZE is composed of carefully selected grass varieties
  • Reduces soil erosion and nutrient leaching

 

Environmental benefits

Grasses are highly valued as a cover crop, primarily because they form extensive root systems. This enables them to supply large quantities of organic matter to the soil, while their roots simultaneously improve soil structure. It also aids in the reduction of soil erosion. The deep rooting system of PROTERRA MAIZE means reduced nutrient leaching as nutrients are taken up by the plants roots through a wider range of the soil profile.

 

Harvest benefits

You don’t have to worry about the soil being too wet for a good quality crop. The intensively branched root system characteristic of PROTERRA MAIZE creates a higher bearing capacity of the soil. This means that you can harvest when the crop is ready without risking structural damage to the plants. The deep root system also improves soil drainage, which in turn boosts the resistance of both the main crop and the green manure to extreme weather conditions. The large amounts of organic matter underground improve soil fertility resulting in better crop performance the following year.

 

 

Composition
Variety
Species
25.0kg
Barelite
Tall Fescue
Specifications
Sowing rate/acre
10-15kg/ha
Sowing rate/ m²
1,297 seeds/ m²
Sowing depth
1 - 1.5cm
Soil temperature
>3°C
Pack size
25kg/acre
Silage
Grazing
Dairy
Beef
Sheep
Mixed Livestocks
Environmental
Cover Crop
Clover
Herbal
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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.

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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.