Crop & Pasture Plant Specifications


Ryecorn

Ryecorn

Ryecorn n – Cross between Ryegrass and Wheat. Ryecorn is a rapid growing multigraze cereal that provides very cost effective greenfeed. It has a higher fibre content which makes it a valuable winter feed. It will perform well even in frost prone areas. Winta Extremely fast establishment Good Frost tolerance Densely tillered good grazing tolerance […]

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Ryegrass Continuum

Ryegrass Continuum

Ryegrass Continuum Short Rotation Ryegrasses Long Rotation & Perennial Ryegrasses 9-12 Months 12-18 Months 12-24 Months 12-36 Months Hybrid Large Leaved Medium Leaved Fine Leaved Pumpa ll Moata Indulgence Perun Ohau Halo Nui Kingston Progrow Accelerate Velocity Momentum Supreme Bealey Extreme Kamo Archie Feast ll Asset LE Harper Banquet ll Quartet ll Samson Pacific Tama […]

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Annual Clover

Annual Clover n – Annual legume with good summer performance Annual Clover is native to countries such as Turkey, Iran and Iraq. It is bred for it’s performance in summer dry areas. Annual clover is a self-regenerating clover, with most growth occurring in spring. Most annual clovers, particularly Balansa produce seed profusely if given the […]

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Hybrid Ryegrasses

Hybrid Ryegrasses

Hybrid n – An animal or plant resulting from a cross between two different types of animal or plant Hybrid ryegrasses are bred from perennial and Italian ryegrasses. The distinction between hybrids and perennials is not always clear and is dependent on the level of perennial ryegrass in the hybrid. Banquet II Hybrid Ryegrass Tetraploid […]

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Lupins

Lupins n – A high yielding persistent perennial legume Lupins are a vigorous persistent perennial legume well adapted to the high country environment. They are a high yielding winter crop that provides high carbon return to the soil but cannot be grazed.

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Maize

Maize

Maize n – High production crop that can be grown for grain greenfeed or for silage Maize is currently grown in most regions of New Zealand. It is frost susceptible and therefore is most safely planted when the risk of frost has passed. The maize plant is an efficient converter of sunlight nutrients and water […]

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Multigraze Brassica

Multigraze Brassica

Multigraze Brassica n – Hybrid crosses between a Turnip and a rape or an asiatic leafy vegetable Multigraze Brassicas are hybrid crosses between a Turnip and a rape or an asiatic leafy vegetable producing one of the fastest maturing Brassicas with a look most like a leafy non-bulb producing Turnip. Multigraze Brassicas are quick-growing with […]

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Red Clover

Red Clover

Red Clover n – Tap rooted legume with a red flower Red clover is a short lived perennial which is more productive in a pure stand than white clover. Most red clover cultivars do not have stolons or rhizomes so they cannot reproduce vegetatively. It usually disappears from sheep pastures two or three years after […]

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Swedes

Swedes

Swede n – A round root vegetable with a purplish-brown skin and yellow flesh Swedes are a high yielding slow maturing winter crop used as a single graze option typically between June and August. They are normally sown in late spring or summer in cool moist climates and are widely used in southern and inland […]

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Timothy

Timothy – Timothy grass is a late flowering prolifically tillered grass. Timothy grass is a late flowering prolifically tillered grass with very high spring and summer production under rotational grazing systems. Timothy has the highest quality of New Zealand temperate grass species making it an important component of a pasture mix. Given that Timothy produces most […]

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Triticale

Triticale

Triticale n – A forage cereal grown for both grazing and silage production Triticale is grown for silage because of its high forage production within short periods. This allows farmers to produce high quality silage at an economic cost which is ideal for complementing high quality pasture or Brassica crops or supplementing when pasture growth […]

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Oats

Oats

Oats n – A hard cereal grown as food. Oats the edible grain of this cereal Oats are an ideal option for winter feed when sowing in dry autumn conditions as it can be sown deeper and later than Ryegrass. Oats can also germinate in relatively cold soils compared with Ryegrass. It is an ideal […]

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Phalaris

Phalaris n – A large tillered blue-green perennial grass with a Mediterranean origin Phalaris has a Mediterranean origin which means it has excellent winter and spring production but it becomes vegetatively dormant in drought conditions. It is a rhizomatous grass that requires soils of moderate to high fertility and is well adapted to wet winters […]

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Plantain

Plantain

Plantain n – A plant with a rosette of broad leaves and a slender spike of small greenish flowers Plantain is a perennial herb that performs well in a range of pastures particularly less fertile and more open pastures. The well known weed plant has been developed into two more vigorous and erect growing cultivars. […]

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Brome

Brome n – Genus of dryland grass Brome grasses are perennial plant species suited to free draining soils of moderate to high fertility particularly in lower rainfall areas. They do not persist well on poorly drained soils. They are palatable including their seed heads and offer good quality feed and persistence. Bromes are slower than […]

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Chicory

Sowing your Chicory Crop

Chicory n – Leafy herb with a deep tap root Chicory is a moderately persistent leafy herb with a deep tap root an exposed crown and rosette of large prostrate leaves. As soil temperatures increase in spring many erect leaves are produced from the crown. Chicory has a tendency to bolt rapidly to flower during […]

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Cocksfoot

Cocksfoot n – Genus of dryland grass Cocksfoot is a bluish-green perennial grass with extremely flattened tillers. It is commonly sown in a pasture mix on moderate fertility soils on dryland hills or flats. In summer or dry environments it is the most persistent perennial grass available. Cultivar differences are related to tiller density and […]

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