HIGH D ITALIAN

A highly productive short-term Italian ley

  • HIGH D is a highly productive Italian ley, which will give exceptional crops for silage, hay or grazing from a high input system. It's ideal for growers who want to produce the maximum amount of forage possible from their own land.
  • HIGH D has a very long growing season; its exceptional spring growth makes it ideal for lamb finishing or early turnout. An early grazing can be followed by up to four cuts of quality silage and a late flush for grazing.
  • Dairy
  • Sheep
  • Beef
  • Grazing
  • Silage
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  • HIGH D 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 grows down to 3°C soil temperature, extending the growing season for store lambs or wintering hoggs
  • Includes two Italian ryegrasses, all of which perform very well compared to their rivals
  • Alamo and Gemini are high yielding, all round varieties with excellent quality
  • Responds very positively to high levels of fertility and will produce 20% more yield than perennial ryegrass leys

 

WHEN TO SOW

Grows at temperatures as low as 3°C so the farm must be able to make use of this early growth.

 

WHEN TO CUT

A first cut at the end of May, following a spring grazing, will produce 70+ D value silage, with a second cut, five weeks later.

 

The ultimate silage mixture which will yield up to 17tDM/ha in its first year under high input management. For maximum production up to six cuts a year under high N systems.

 

WHEN TO GRAZE

Early grazing for turnout of ewes and lambs or finishing long keep store lambs. 

 

Composition
Variety
Species
7.00kg
Alamo
Italian ryegrass (DIP)
7.00kg
Gemini
Italian ryegrass (TET)
Specifications
Sowing rate/m²
1,202 seeds/m²
Sowing rate/acre
14kg per acre
Silage
Grazing
Short term
Medium term
Long term
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