Traditional Hay Maker - Long Term Hay Ley
This traditional hay meadow mix is very long lasting, although slower to establish than a straight ryegrass ley, it will go on to provide good quality, bulky hay crops with low disease levels for many years. Once cut it can be used for aftermath grazing. br>A small quantity of Sweet Vernal Grass can be included per acre to give the hay sample a sweet smell or 'good nose'.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified Boyne perennial ryegrass||40.8||5.300|
|certified PARDUS meadow fescue||38.5||5.000|
|certified Comtal timothy||20.8||2.700|
One of the larger fescues this is a valuable grazing grass which can also be made into hay. Recent thinking has altered the Latin so that the flat leaved fescues (meadow fescue and tall fescue) have been given their own genus, separate from the finer leaved fescues.
Perennial ryegrass is the most commonly grown productive grass in the UK, used particularly for livestock grazing and forage. It has been the subject of plant breeding for over 60 years, ensuring there are a wide range of perennial ryegrass varieties available commercially.
Possibly the most important and flexible grass species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It is a very common species found in pasture throughout the UK. It retains its verdure longer than most grasses and although similar to smaller cats tail, it is larger in size with wider leaves and a longer spike like panicle.