Ideal for grazing, the mixture also offers the potential for a heavy silage cut in late May. Ideally suited for set stocking, it can be grazed with cattle, ewes or used to finish lambs. Aber HSG 1 produces a dense sward which will resist poaching and with good management will maintain its quality for 5-7 years. Puna II perennial chicory can be included for added drought tolerance and sward variety.
Key benefits in summary
- Combines an outstanding grazing yield and grazing D-value
- 100% Aber HSG grasses
- The correct balance of diploid and tetraploid varieties
- High palatability and increased dry matter intakes
- Reduced nitrogen losses to the environment
|3.00||AberZeus||Perennial Ryegrass||27 May|
|3.00||AberWolf||Perennial Ryegrass||28 May|
|4.00||AberGreen||Perennial Ryegrass||30 May|
|4.00||AberGain||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||04 Jun|
|1.00||AberDairy||White Clover Blend|
Heading date average for Aber HSG 1 is 30 May for central Britain.
When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality. Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of the leys.
|Sowing rate||35kg/ha (15kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August/September|
|Sowing depth||15mm (½ inch) or broadcast|
|Sowing instructions||– Drill into a fine tilth
– Moist and warm soil conditions (minimum 5˚C)
– Roll before and after drilling for good soil-to-seed contact
|Additional comments||Where clovers or herbs are included, sow no later than mid-September|