Aber HSG 2 Early Cut
Aber HSG 2 Early Cut is ideal for a high-quality, high-yield silage cut in mid-May.
A straight grass mixture of outstanding Aber HSG varieties, HSG 2 delivers quality and yield. It performs under medium and high levels of nitrogen and
persists for three to four years, twice as long as Italian ryegrass-based swards.
Add red clover seed
The addition of red clover can increase the overall forage potential, improve the protein content of silage and reduce protein loss in the clamp. Pastures also benefit from red clover’s ability to fix nitrogen at over 150 kg N/ha, improve soil structure and tolerate drought.
- Increase your 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 kg N/ha of nitrogen through fixation
- Improve soil structure and drought tolerance
Key benefits in summary
- 100% high-ranking Aber HSG varieties
- Compatible heading dates
- High metabolisable yield (ME) yield
- Aber High Sugar Grasses enhance fermentation, particularly when red clover is included
|5.00||AberEcho||Hybrid ryegrass (T)||14 May|
|5.00||AberEve||Hybrid ryegrass (T)||20 May|
|5.00||AberWolf||Perennial ryegrass||26 May|
Note: Heading date average for Aber HSG 2 Medium Term Cutting is 20 May for Northern Ireland. When cutting for silage, aim to cut five to ten days before the average heading date for optimum quality. Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of the leys.
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|Sowing rate||37 kg/ha (15 kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August/September|
|Sowing depth||15 mm (1/2 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 the end of August