Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Sharpen up your pasture
Are you using the best?
Blade Italian ryegrass has been developed using cutting-edge forage technologies, to ensure you get bulk feed when you need it. Exclusive to Ravensdown, Blade is a broad leafed, densely tillered, diploid, Italian ryegrass.
Is Blade right for me?
Blade works best as a specialist, short-term pasture for all high performance systems, and livestock types. You can also extend the life of run-out, or damaged pastures, by over-sowing with Blade.
- Rapid establishment and re-growth.
- Very strong year-round growth.
- High winter and spring yields.
- Very good disease resistance.
Blade has been bred for fast establishment and will maintain feed quality for up to ten days longer into spring/summer than traditional Italian ryegrass varieties, making it ideally suited for improved milk yields and livestock finishing around this time.
|Persistence||1 - 2 years||Rust resistance||9 (resistant)|
|Heading date||+24 (days cf Nui)||Winter and early spring activity||Very high|
|Sowing rate||20 - 25 kg/ha||Minimum rainfall||450+ mm|
Call your local Agri Manager, or our Customer Centre on 0800 100 123, to discuss the advantages that Blade can bring to your forage production.