Top 5 Silage
Top 5 Silage is a specialist grass mixture created specifically for the production of a superior quality silage with first cut in late May.
If you are looking for a first cut in late May, Top 5 Silage is ideal, while also offering a second cut about six weeks later. Alternatively, Top 5 Silage gives high-quality aftermath grazing.
|3.0||AberClyde||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||25 May|
|2.5||Dunluce||Perennial Ryegrass (T)||29 May|
|4.0||AberWolf||Perennial Ryegrass||30 May|
Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of the leys. When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before average heading date for optimum quality.
Benefits of Top 5 Silage
• Produces high-quality silage without compromising yield
• Mixture contains top PPI ryegrass varieties
• Optimum heading date range enables high-quality first cut silage late May
• Excellent spring and autumn growth
• Available with white clover
Sowing rate 14 kg/acre (35 kg/ha)
Sowing Time April – September
Sowing Depth 10 -15mm
Sowing Instructions Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seed bed. 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