Aber HSG 2 Later Cut gives you good mid-season growth and persistence, maintaining performance throughout the season.
Silage grass seed
This straight grass mixture’s heading date in early June makes Aber HSG 2 Later Cut ideally suited for later silage cuts.
Choose the Aber HSG 2 Later Cut + AberClaret red clover variety to increase the protein content of your silage, reduce protein losses in the clamp and benefit from red clover’s nitrogen-fixing ability.
Aber HSG 2 Later Cut benefits
- Produces up to four high-quality, high-yielding silage cuts
- Optimum heading date range enables high-quality silage crop mid-to-late May
- Quality and yield maintained for at least five years
- 100% high-ranking Aber HSG perennial ryegrasses
- Works well with red clover
|6.00||AberGain||Perennial ryegrass (T)||05 Jun|
|4.00||AberBite||Perennial ryegrass (T)||05 Jun|
|5.00||AberBann||Perennial ryegrass||07 Jun|
AberClaret Red Clover
Traditional red clovers only last two to three years in cutting leys. AberClaret Red Clover is the first of a generation of new long-term red clovers bred at Germinal Horizon Aberystwyth, where scientists have dramatically extended the life of red clover leys. AberClaret can persist for 4-5 years under cutting and is significantly more tolerant of grazing by dairy cattle.
Silage production experts
Ask a Germinal expert today if you want to know where to find Germinal’s Aber HSG 2 (Later Cut) grass seed mixture for silage.
Heading date average for Aber HSG 2 Later Cut is 6 June for central Britain.
When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before the average heading date for optimum quality. The optimum spread of heading dates within mixtures for grazing and cutting results in better performance of the leys.
|Sowing rate||35 kg/ha (15 kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August/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 red clover seed is included, sow no later than end of August