Grass Seed Mixtures

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SHORT TERM EXPRESS (1 YEAR)
SHORT TERM (1-2 YEARS)
MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)
WHITE CLOVER MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)
RED CLOVER MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)
LONG TERM (5-7 YEARS)
WHITE CLOVER LONG TERM (5-7 YEARS)
INTENSIVE GRAZER
WHITE CLOVER INTENSIVE GRAZER
OVERSEEDER
HORSE & PONY PADDOCK

SHORT TERM EXPRESS (1 YEAR)

6.0 kg POLLANUM, Westerwolds Ryegrass
3.5 kg LIGRANDE, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
3.5 kg GEMINI/FABIO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
13.0 kilos per acre

This mixture is formulated to produce a large crop of hay or silage in a relatively short space of time (around 12 weeks from sowing). It will respond well to nitrogen and can be aftermath grazed if required.

 


SHORT TERM (1-2 YEARS)

3.5 kg LIGRANDE, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
3.5 kg ALAMO, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
3.0 kg GEMINI/FABIO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
4.0 kg CITELIAC, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
14.0 kilos per acre

Like the 1 year ley, this mixture is designed to produce large cuts of good quality hay or silage. It’s speed of growth will be slightly slower than the “Short Term Express” but is formulated to last 2 years rather than just 1 year. Again, it will respond well to nitrogen so is ideal for high input regimes.

 


MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)

4.5 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
4.5 kg BANQUET, Hybrid Ryegrass
3.5 kg RODRIGO, Diploid intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
14.0 kilos per acre

With a good balance of Hybrid and Perennial Ryegrass, this mixture will provide produce high quality forage whether cut or grazed. If grazed, the sward will be fully productive for around 3 years but if cut, it should last well into a 4th year. Will respond well to bagged nitrogen applications.

 


WHITE CLOVER MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)

4.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
4.0 kg BANQUET, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
3.0 kg RODRIGO, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.0 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg AVOCA, Medium Leafed White Clover
14.0 kilos per acre

Formulated for lower input situations, this mixture is similar to the Medium Term mixture but also includes white clover which will not only act as a source of nitrogen for the grass but also add protein and trace elements to the animal’s diet. It is suitable for both cutting and grazing, although it is liable to last longer under cutting regimes.

 


RED CLOVER MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)

4.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
4.0 kg BANQUET, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg RODRIGO, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg MERVIOT, Broad Red Clover
1.0 kg MILVUS, Late Flowering Red Clover
14.5 kilos per acre

Red Clover is becoming a popular option in medium term leys, giving annual yields significantly higher than white clover. The clover rich sward that this mixture will produce is suited not only to producing high quality hay or silage, but also excellent, highly palatable grazing, ideal for cattle grazing and lamb fattening (although not breeding ewes due to the high oestrogen levels in the Red Clover). The Red Clover may need “topping up” especially if the ley is going to be used into a 4th year.

 


LONG TERM (5-7 YEARS)

3.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg ORION, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg INNOVAL, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
14.0 kilos per acre

A well balanced long term ley mixture that is equally suited to cutting or grazing. Suitable for farms where large quantities of bagged nitrogen are applied, this mixture will respond well to applied fertiliser.

 


WHITE CLOVER LONG TERM (5-7 YEARS)

3.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ORION, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg INNOVAL, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
1.0 kg ESLAFORDE, White Clover Blend (Barblanca/Merwi/Rivendel)
14.0 kilos per acre

The same well balanced mixture as the “Long Term” but with white clover included. This will make the mixture suitable for lower input situations where little or no bagged fertilizer is used. The combination of various leaf sizes of white clover makes the mixture flexible in that it can be cut, grazed by cattle or grazed by sheep.

 


INTENSIVE GRAZER

3.0 kg FOXTROT, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg INNOVAL, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg CANCAN, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TYRCONNEL, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg DELPHIN, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
14.0 kilos per acre

Using only prostrate, late heading varieties of Perennial Ryegrass, this mixture will produce a dense palatable and digestible sward especially suited to Intensive grazing. The excellent winter hardiness and persistence of the ley will mean that the ley will be productive for a good few years.

 


WHITE CLOVER INTENSIVE GRAZER

2.0 kg FOXTROT, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg INNOVAL, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg CANCAN, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TYRCONNEL, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
1.0 kg ESLAFORDE, White Clover Blend (Barblanca/Merwi/Rivendel)
14.0 kilos per acre

The “Intensive Grazer” mixture including a balanced formulation of persistent white clover varieties highly suited to grazing.

 


OVERSEEDER

2.0 kg GEMINI, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
3.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg CALIBRA, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ORION, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
10.0 kilos per acre

Ideal for overseeding either damaged pastures or ones that are showing signs of wear, this mixture can be direct drilled into the existing sward or can be broadcast. If broadcast, for best results, the sward should have just been cut or grazed. A passing of a chain harrow will open up the sward and then after broadcasting the seed, a roller (preferably a ring roller) should be used which not only presses the seed into the soil but also re-firms up the surface creating a better environment for the seed to germinate into.

 


HORSE & PONY PADDOCK

3.0 kg VICTORIAN, Diploid Early Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg BREE, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg INNOVAL, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg CLIMAX, Timothy
0.5 kg Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
2.0 kg Strong Creeping Red Fescue
14.0 kilos per acre

This mixture will produce a hard wearing, resilient sward which will be highly suited to grazing horses. This mixture can also be cut for hay if required. The Creeping Red Fescue and Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass will fill out the bottom of the sward helping to give good ground cover whilst Timothy is included for it’s palatability and hay making qualities.

 


SUBSTITUTIONS

Whilst Cope Seeds keep an extensive stock of the grass seed varieties quoted in this leaflet, there may be times when a variety is either out of stock or no longer available. If this happens, we reserve the right to replace this variety with a variety of similar performance and quality. Any substitution can be seen on the green official label attached to each bag.

Non-Organic Grass Seed