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- HIGH D ITALIAN 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 ITALIAN grows down to 4°C soil temperature, extending the growing season for store lambs or wintering sheep and providing an early flush of growth in the spring
- Responds very positively to high levels of fertility and will produce 20% more yield than perennial ryegrass leys.
Silage, haylage, hay, anaerobic digestion (AD)
When to cut & graze
A blend of varieties ensure season-long performance, with early season growth ideal for early grazing turnout of cows or ewes and lambs, or finishing long keep store lambs. Summer growth can be used for high quality rotational grazing for young stock or for producing high volumes of conserved feed, and late season growth can be used to extend the grazing season, allowing for more flexibility in autumn grazing management and housing decisions.
High-yielding grass crops can be grown for biogas production in anaerobic digestion (AD), either alone or in stabilising or supplementing other feed stocks such as variable quality food waste.
Italian ryegrasses can be used effectively in cropping rotations, providing a short term break between other
crop types. High quantity and quality grass blends mean a diversification of land use. In grass-based systems, short term leys can also be used to boost feed and animal productivity, to accelerate reseeding programs, and give flexible management options.
Mixture content: SCOTLAND
In Scotland, the mixture consists of:
7kg Javorio (Italian Ryegrass Dip.)
7kg Barimax (Italian Ryegrass Tetr.)