With Marathon, the first cut will be late May, with the option of a second cut approximately four to six weeks later, with the option to commence rotational grazing. Marathon will also be suited to heavier ground conditions.
Quality cutting and grazing mixture
Heading date average is 3 June for Northern Ireland. When cutting for silage, aim to cut five to ten days before average heading date for optimum quality.
Key benefits in summary
- Traditional general-purpose mixture
- Contains intermediate and late varieties
- Balance of diploid and tetraploid
- Excellent persistence and density
- Reduced nitrogen losses to the environment
- Suitable for all areas
|3.00||AberGreen||Perennial ryegrass||28 May|
|2.00||AberAvon||Perennial ryegrass||01 June|
|2.00||AberBite||Perennial ryegrass (T)||04 June|
|2.00||AberPlentiful||Perennial ryegrass (T)||06 June|
|3.00||AberLee||Perennial ryegrass||07 June|
|1.00||AberPasture||White clover blend|
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You can contact our grass and forage seed experts if you have any questions about our mixtures.
|Sowing rate||34.5 kg/ha (14 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