Multi-species swards perform by combining plant types with complementary characteristics, such as nitrogen-fixing clovers and nitrogen-lifting grasses.
There are also advantages gained from multi-species leys with varying leaf and root architectures to maximise the use of light, moisture and nutrients above and below ground.
|3.00||AberClyde HSG||Perennial ryegrass (T)||25 May|
|3.00||AberZeus HSG||Perennial ryegrass||27 May|
|3.00||AberGreen HSG||Perennial ryegrass||30 May|
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|Sowing rate||34.5 kg/ha (14 kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August/mid-September|
|Sowing depth||15 mm (1/2 inch) or broadcast|
|Sowing instructions||Drill into a fine tilth
Moist and warm soil conditions (minimum 5˚C)
Roll before and after drilling for good soil-to-seed contact
|Additional comments||Where no white clover is included, the sowing date can be extended to end of September|