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Aber HSG 2 Later Cut

Aber HSG 2 Later Cut

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Aber HSG 2 Later Cut is a specialist silage mixture for those aiming to cut a very high quality crop in mid-to-late May.

Combining the outstanding Aber High Sugar Grass AberGain with other compatible Aber HSG perennial ryegrasses, this mixture delivers quality and yield and can persist for 5 years – twice as long as Italian ryegrass based swards. Aber HSG 2 Later Cut is a straight grass mixture that will perform under medium and high levels of nitrogen. AberClaret red clover can be included, whilst for those seeking longer lasting specialist silage mixtures, we recommend Aber Red 5 HSG.

The addition of red clover at 3kg/acre within the Aber HSG 2 mixtures will increase the yield and quality of your silage. More farmers are choosing to include red clover in their cutting mixture to:

  • Increase overall forage production potential
  • Improve the protein content of silage
  • Reduce protein losses in the clamp
  • Benefit from red clover’s ability to contribute over 150 kgN/ha of nitrogen through fixation
  • Improve soil structure and drought tolerance

Key benefits in summary

  • 100% Aber HSG content
  • Compatible heading date varieties
  • Over twice the persistency of Italian ryegrass leys
  • Suitable for combination with red clover
  • Aber High Sugar Grasses enhance fermentation, especially when red clover is included
Kg/acre Variety Type Heading Date
6.00 AberGain HSG Perennial Ryegrass (T) 03 Jun
4.00 AberBite HSG Perennial Ryegrass (T) 04 Jun
5.00 AberChoice HSG Perennial Ryegrass 09 Jun
15.00

Heading date average for Aber HSG 2 Later Cut is 5 June for central Britain.
When cutting for silage, aim to cut 5-10 days before 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 35kg/ha (15kg/acre)
Sowing time March/April or August/September
Sowing depth 15mm (½ 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 is included, sow no later than end of August

 

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