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      Top 5 Silage

      Germinal’s Top 5 Silage is a specialist agricultural grass seed mixture created specifically for the production of superior quality silage with the 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.

      A high yielding, good quality two-cut silage mixture with excellent aftermath grazing.

      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
      kg/acre Variety Type Heading date
      3.00 AberClyde Perennial ryegrass (T) 25 May
      2.50 Dunluce Perennial ryegrass (T) 29 May
      3.50 AberMagic Perennial ryegrass (D) 28 May
      2.50 AberWolf Perennial ryegrass (D) 30 May
      11.50

      Note: Optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of grass swards. When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before the average heading date for optimum quality.

      Ask an expert

      To learn more about Top 5 Silage or any of our agricultural grass seed mixtures, please ask a Germinal expert today.

      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 10-15 mm. 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