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NON RYEGRASS EQUINE PASTURE

£5.33

Ideal for restricted intake on pasture or a low yielding pony paddock.

Contents ( 1.00 kg )
  • 22% PARDUS certified Meadow Fescue
  • 12.5% COMER certified Timothy
  • 12.5% MAXIMA 1 certified Strong Fescue
  • 10% MENTOR certified Sheeps Fescue
  • 15% EVORA certified Meadowgrass
  • 8% SAMANTA certified Slender Fescue
  • 8% LUCULLUS certified Cocksfoot
  • 8% CASANOVA certified Chewings Fescue
  • 4% HIGHLAND certified Bentgrass
Contents per acre ( 14.00 kg )
  • 22% PARDUS certified Meadow Fescue
  • 12.5% COMER certified Timothy
  • 12.5% MAXIMA 1 certified Strong Fescue
  • 10% MENTOR certified Sheeps Fescue
  • 15% EVORA certified Meadowgrass
  • 8% SAMANTA certified Slender Fescue
  • 8% LUCULLUS certified Cocksfoot
  • 8% CASANOVA certified Chewings Fescue
  • 4% HIGHLAND certified Bentgrass
Contents per hectare ( 35.00 kg )
  • 22% PARDUS certified Meadow Fescue
  • 12.5% COMER certified Timothy
  • 12.5% MAXIMA 1 certified Strong Fescue
  • 10% MENTOR certified Sheeps Fescue
  • 15% EVORA certified Meadowgrass
  • 8% SAMANTA certified Slender Fescue
  • 8% LUCULLUS certified Cocksfoot
  • 8% CASANOVA certified Chewings Fescue
  • 4% HIGHLAND certified Bentgrass
Contents ( 0.00 kg )
    SKU: GSS-EP5

    Equine Pasture Without Ryegrass provides:

    • An alternative to ryegrass based mixtures
    • The best match to natural meadow grasses
    • A more diverse sward
    • Lower sugar/protein content
    • A soft hay crop

    Non ryegrass equine pasture provides a diverse range of grass species yet completely removes the elevated sugar/protein content of modern, improved, rich  (and even tetrapolid) ryegrass varieties which are so often included in cheaper mixtures and yet clearly associated with easy weight gain and/or the increased risk of equine laminitis.
    Our Equine Pasture Without Ryegrass seed is ideal for pony paddocks, lower stock levels in pastures (where grass yield is not the priority) or the strip grazing of horses and ponies on restricted intake management. Despite not having the usual ryegrass content the included grass species still produce a durable, persistent and hardwearing sward suitable for establishment on most soil types however, this product is particularly suited to producing a reliable sward on light or free draining ground.

    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