Aber Red 5 HSG Quality Silage overcomes the normal restriction of red clover swards, extending the life of the red clover component beyond the normal two to three years up to five years with the inclusion of AberClaret.
Grass and red clover
It is also now time to rethink the grasses that are paired with red clover. AberClaret can last five years, so the grasses must too.
Aber Red 5 HSG Quality Silage, therefore, includes intermediate and late perennial ryegrass, including the latest Aber HSG varieties AberGreen HSG and AberGain HSG perennial ryegrasses which will also improve silage quality, especially in the second cut.
Key benefits in summary
- Red clover with potential for five years’ persistency
- 100% Aber HSG perennial grasses
- Balance of diploid and tetraploid varieties compatible with long-lasting red clover
- 150 kg N/ha nitrogen fixed from red clover
- Reduced nitrogen losses to the environment
- Aber High Sugar Grasses enhance fermentation, especially when red clover is included
|3.00||AberZeus||Perennial ryegrass||25 May|
|2.00||AberWolf||Perennial ryegrass||26 May|
|4.00||AberGain||Perennial ryegrass (T)||03 Jun|
Note: When cutting red clover for optimum quality silage, aim to cut when 25% of clover flowers show. Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of your swards.
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|Sowing rate||29.6 kg/ha (12 kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August|
|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 clovers or herbs are included, sow no later than mid-September|