Organic Red Clover Silage (74%)
Our organic grass seed mixtures contain high-quality varieties featured on the Irish Grass Recommended List. They are all designed for organic systems, containing varieties with proven performance on Irish farms. Here, you have the option of a red clover silage seed mixture that’s 74% organic.
|4.80||Organic AberChoice||Perennial ryegrass (diploid)||11 June|
|4.80||Organic AberClyde||Perennial ryegrass (tetraploid)||25 May|
|3.40||Red clover seed blend||Timothy|
Note: Organic farmers need a derogation before purchasing this mixture as they contain conventional and organic seed.
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Sowing rate: 14 kg/acre (35 kg/ha)
Sowing time: April-September
Sowing depth: 10-15 mm
Sowing instructions: Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seedbed. Ploughing will help level rough fields. Sow in good conditions (warm with rain forecast), no deeper than 10-15mm. Roll well after sowing to ensure good soil/seed contact. Apply N, P & K as per soil test results and nitrates rules.
After sowing: Monitor for pest attack and take immediate action where necessary. Post-emergence weed spray is essential approx. 5-6 weeks after establishment, prior to first grazing. Where clover is included in the sown mixture, use a clover safe spray.
Grazing: Graze the new reseeds frequently and at low covers (<1200 kg DM/ha) to assist in tillering and help create a dense sward.
Uses: Dairy – Y; cattle – Y; sheep – Y; silage – Y