Combining the outstanding hybrid Aber High Sugar Grass AberEcho with compatible Aber perennial ryegrasses, this mixture delivers quality and yield and can persist for 3-4 years – twice as long as Italian ryegrass based swards. Aber HSG 2 Early Cut is a straight grass mixture that will perform under medium and high levels of nitrogen. AberClaret red clover can be included, whilst for those seeking longer lasting specialist silage mixtures we recommend Aber Red 5 HSG.
The addition of red clover at 3kg/acre within the Aber HSG 2 mixtures will increase the yield and quality of your silage.
More farmers are choosing to include red clover in their cutting mixture to:
- Increase overall forage production potential
- Improve the protein content of silage
- Reduce protein losses in the clamp
- Benefit from red clover’s ability to contribute over 150 kgN/ha of nitrogen through fixation
- Improve soil structure and drought tolerance
Key benefits in summary
- Hybrid Aber High Sugar Grass content
- Compatible heading date varieties
- Over twice the persistency of Italian ryegrass leys
- Suitable for combining with red clover
- Aber High Sugar Grasses enhance fermentation, especially when red clover is included
- Very high ME yield
|5.00||AberEcho||Hybrid Ryegrass (T)||16 May|
|4.00||AberEve||Hybrid Ryegrass (T)||21 May|
|6.00||AberClyde||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||25 May|
Heading date average for Aber HSG 2 Early Cut is 21 May for central Britain.
When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality. The 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 red clover is included, sow no later than end of August