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
|2.90||AberClyde||Perennial ryegrass (T)||25 May|
|2.50||Dunluce||Perennial ryegrass (T)||29 May|
|3.20||AberMagic||Perennial ryegrass (D)||28 May|
|2.80||AberWolf||Perennial ryegrass (D)||30 May|
|0.60||Alice White Clover|
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.
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Sowing rate: 14 kg/acre (35 kg/ha)
Sowing time: April-September (first week)
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 (<1,200 kg DM/ha) to assist in tillering and help create a dense sward.
Uses: Dairy – Y; cattle – Y; sheep – Y; silage – Y