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ITALIAN RYEGRASS 2 YEAR SILAGE LEY

£2.98

The first choice for short term intensive hay, haylage or silage production.

Contents ( 1.00 kg )
  • 65% GEMINI certified Italian Ryegrass (T)
  • 35% MERIBEL certified Italian Ryegrass
Contents per acre ( 14.00 kg )
  • 65% GEMINI certified Italian Ryegrass (T)
  • 35% MERIBEL certified Italian Ryegrass
Contents per hectare ( 35.00 kg )
  • 65% GEMINI certified Italian Ryegrass (T)
  • 35% MERIBEL certified Italian Ryegrass
Contents ( 0.00 kg )
    SKU: GSS-AC2

    One hundred percent Italian ryegrass seeds produce an upright, very high yielding 2 Year Silage Ley. This mixture is very quick to establish from seed, germinates in cooler temperatures than both hybrid and perennial ryegrass and can provide early spring grazing (from an autumn sowing) if required before being shut off for silage, hay or haylage production later in the growing season.

    A 100% Italian ryegrass blend also responds extremely well to agricultural fertiliser applications. This together with exceptional mid to late season re-growth gives Italian Ryegrass 2 Year Silage Ley the potential to produce three high yielding cuts in an average rainfall year.

    Autumn sowings produce the highest yield in year one with production falling a little in year two whereas spring sowings produce the highest yield in the second year.

    Italian Ryegrass seeds are often used to produce a relatively dust free, hard horse hay. If haylage is the priority then a small quality of hybrid ryegrass can be included in the mixture to help the fermentation process and/or lift the protein content of the final product.
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