Barenbrug Herbal Leys

Blends to boost biodiversity
As well as breeding and trialing grass varieties, we create and trial biodiversity mixtures at our trial site, Cropvale, looking to find the next generation of ‘herbal ley’.


The aim of our biodiversity trials is to come up with an optimum blend of legumes, herbs and grasses, which will be suitable for a wide range of farms throughout the UK. With blends that will produce large volumes of high quality forage, for livestock farmers to increase meat and milk yields, and blends to enhance farm biodiversity. Including legumes in a biodiversity blend is one way to achieve this. Legumes have great nitrogen (N) fixing potential, which means less artificial nitrogen needs to be added to the soil to grow the crops. Deep-rooted species are also employed to improve soil structure while flowering species are utilised to help pollinating insects do their job. Due to the nature of the species involved, weed control in our biodiversity trials is very limited so we score the plots for their natural weed suppression abilities, which will add to the persistency and quality of a mixture in the field. The following are our top performing herbal ley mixtures. 

BAR GS4 GRAZE (E&W)

Long-term herbal grazing ley

  • A bio-diversity multi-species herbal ley which will adapt and thrive in diverse locations and soil types
  • This diverse mixture has been proven to provide a hardy very long grazing season for ruminants this coupled with multi legume species to fix nutrients to sustain year-long production
  • BAR GS4 GRAZE comprises of 15 different species including grasses, legumes and herbs all of which bring a range of benefits to the biodiversity ley.

Designed to comply with the GS4 Stewardship Scheme.

 

A vigorous sward with abundant legumes and herbs, suitable for productive habitat and food for invertebrates, including crop pollinators, and improve soil structure and water infiltration.

 

 

2.00kg     Moyola               Early Perennial Ryegrass (DIP)

2.00kg     Callan                 Late Perennial Ryegrass (DIP)

0.50kg     Comer                Early Timothy

0.50kg     Motim                 Late Timothy 

2.00kg     Barelite              Tall Fescue

2.00kg     Cosmanaut        Meadow Fescue

2.00kg     Baraula              Cocksfoot

0.20kg     Alice                   Large White Clover

0.25kg     Crusader            Medium White Clover

0.55kg     Lemmon             Red Clover

0.20kg     S184                    Small White Clover

0.10kg     Sanfoin               Legume

0.10kg     Birdsfoot Trefoil Legume

1.00kg     Barvicos              Vetch

0.20kg     Commander        Chicory

0.20kg     Tonic                    Plantain

0.05kg     Yarrow                 Herb

0.05kg     Sheeps Parsley  Herb

0.10kg     Salad Burnet       Herb

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications
Sowing rate per acre
14kg
Pack size
14kg
Diverse range

Discover our range of mixtures for environmental, bio-diversity, game cover and stewardship schemes.

 

 

Discover our range of mixtures for environmental, bio-diversity, game cover and stewardship schemes.

 

 

Discover our range of mixtures for environmental, bio-diversity, game cover and stewardship schemes.