New red clover mixtures available

New red clover mixtures available

Monday, February 14, 2011

Red clover and grass mixes suited to either one or three year leys are now available in the Sinclair McGill range.

Admiral's Choice is designed to produce protein-rich silage for at least three years. It contains the red clover blend Red Admiral to ensure consistent yields through the growing season and a late tetraploid perennial ryegrass to boost sugar content, says Sinclair McGill. 

Crimson King, is recommended as a one-year ley ideal as a nitrogen-fixing break crop, for sowing in late summer/early autumn. It is intended to produce high yields of protein-rich hay or three to four cuts of big bale silage the following year, before it is ploughed in to release nitrogen to the soil. The mixture contains Crimson clover, red clover, a tetraploid Westerwolds ryegrass and Italian ryegrasses. 

Limagrain UK's Ian Misselbrook explains: "Crimson clover - also known as Italian or French clover - is an annual type of red clover with very high yields. Ideally it should be sown with a clover inoculant. When grown for hay, the Crimson clover flowers will provide a valuable nectar source for insects."

 For more information on the Sinclair McGill range, including the two new red clover mixtures, contact Limagrain UK on 01472 371471 or visit http://www.limagrain.co.uk/ to download a catalogue.

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