Summerhill is an agri grass seed mixture for farmers who are aiming for one or two high-quality silage cuts followed by the best possible aftermath grazing.
The first cut will be in late May with the option of a second cut approximately four to six weeks later, or alternatively, commence rotational grazing.
Quality cutting and grazing mixture
The heading date average for Summerhill is 1 June for Northern Ireland. When cutting for silage, aim to cut five to ten days before the average heading date for optimum quality.
Key benefits in summary
- Long-lasting ley with outstanding quality
- Good yield credentials for grazing and cutting
- Balance of diploid and tetraploid varieties
- High palatability and dry matter intakes
- Reduced nitrogen losses to the environment
- Excellent mixture of intermediate and late varieties
|2.00||AberClyde||Perennial ryegrass (T)||23 May|
|4.00||AberMagic||Perennial ryegrass||27 May|
|2.00||AberBite||Perennial ryegrass (T)||04 June|
|2.00||AberBann||Perennial ryegrass||07 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