With all the attributes of Aber HSG 3, this mixture has the addition of Timothy, a grass that will add ‘bottom’ to the sward and provide greater tolerance to wet conditions. Presto is chosen for its excellent spring growth and palatability.
Key benefits in summary
- Combines a very good grazing yield and an outstanding grazing D- value
- Outstanding autumn production ensures strong extended grazing potential
- Very persistent sward with good ‘bottom’
- High palatability and dry matter intakes
- Reduced nitrogen losses to the environment
- Persists for up to 10 years
Heading date average for Aber HSG 3 + Timothy is 30 May for Northern Ireland.
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||34.5kg/ha (14kg/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
Link to Knowledge Hub – Grassland reseeding guide – for further information
|Additional comments||Where clovers or herbs are included, sow no later than mid-September|