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BASIC EQUINE PASTURE

£3.86

Ryegrass based horse pasture for general grazing and hay.

Contents ( 1.00 kg )
  • 40% TROYA certified Int. Per. Ryegrass
  • 30% PREMIUM certified Int. Per. Ryegrass
  • 15% COMER certified Timothy
  • 15% MAXIMA 1 certified Strong Fescue
Contents per acre ( 14.00 kg )
  • 40% TROYA certified Int. Per. Ryegrass
  • 30% PREMIUM certified Int. Per. Ryegrass
  • 15% COMER certified Timothy
  • 15% MAXIMA 1 certified Strong Fescue
Contents per hectare ( 35.00 kg )
  • 40% TROYA certified Int. Per. Ryegrass
  • 30% PREMIUM certified Int. Per. Ryegrass
  • 15% COMER certified Timothy
  • 15% MAXIMA 1 certified Strong Fescue
Contents ( 0.00 kg )
    SKU: GSS-EP1

    Even a basic equine pasture grass seed mixture must provide:

    • Persistent and durable grass species
    • Excellent results on most soil types
    • Reliability from early and late season sowings
    • Suitable varieties for pasture overseeding or repair
    • Quick recovery times from cropping or hard grazing
    • Responsive growth to fertiliser inputs
    • Suitable forage for Haylage or Hay production

    Our Economy Equine Pasture is blended from the most common and practical agricultural forage species used for long term grazing. We avoid the inclusion of clover, high sugar hybrid and/or cheap amenity (dwarf) perennial ryegrass varieties and make speed of establishment, ground cover, sward persistence and the ability to recover from grazing the top priorities so the end user has a basic but durable and usable grass sward.

    For new pasture the seeds are best broadcast sown over a well prepared, loose seedbed, lightly harrowed or raked and then rolled or firmed down in any way to put the seeds into initmate contact with the soil and soil moisture. Germination and establishment thereafter are reliant on ambient temperature, available moisture and soil fertility.

    Ryegrass based equine pasture has the advantage of being very responsive to fertiliser inputs should higher grass yields for hard grazing, hay or haylage production be required.

    SOWING INSTRUCTIONS

    • The area/s to be sown should be cultivated to produce a firm, weed free seedbed clear of large stones, roots and any other loose debris.
    • Harrow or rake over the surface to create a thin layer of fine, loose soil (tilth) approximately 10- 25mm (1/2” – 1”) deep.
    • Evenly machine broadcast the horse pasture seeds at 14.00 kg per acre (35.00 kg per hectare 3.5 grams per square metre).
      Please allow double the seeding rate if sowing by hand.
    • After sowing, gently work the applied seeds into the loose tilth a little with a light harrow or firm rake.
    • Finally, use a light weight (for clay ground) to medium weight (free draining ground) flat roller to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the prepared seedbed.
    • This method ensures the horse pasture seeds are evenly spread, set at different depths and in good contact with the soil. All of the above helps to anchor the seeds in to position (so as not to float away during heavy or persistent rainfall) and to maintain persistent soil to seed moisture transfer for more even germination.Grass seeds may also be surface sown however, germination may be uneven and significantly slower particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather even with regular irrigation