Understanding Seed


Are all seed coatings the same?

Are all seed coatings the same?

Definitely not. It is important to confirm with your seed supplier that the coating will give you the protection you require. Coatings fall into four categories I. Insecticide II. Fungicide III. Nutritional IV. Rhizobia Don’t automatically assume that coated seed has insecticide – you could be quite disappointed!

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Are we sowing our rye and clover too heavy?

Are we sowing our rye and clover too heavy?

Well at times, we may be. Smart sometimes hears of farmers and contractors sowing small seed ryegrasses at 35 Kg / Ha. This will look great at initial grazing, but then often it will become light coloured and struggle as interplant competition comes into effect. Should the following summer be dry, there is a very high possibility you will have […]

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Endophyte

Hybrid Ryegrasses

What is endophyte? A fungus living within the plant to help protect it. How does it protect the plant? It prevents insects from eating the plant and at certain times during the year it can prevent animals from eating it. How do I know if my grass seed I have purchased has active endophyte or […]

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