The Perennial multispecies mix has a range of perennial species that is suited to a wide variety of soil types and environments. A high proportion of deep-rooted perennials and perennial legumes will aid in maintaining ground cover throughout the year. It is suited to cover cropping, green manure crops, and high production livestock systems. Ideally sown in autumn but with favourable conditions can be sown in spring.
PERENNIAL RYEGRASS: Provides persistent, high quality forage that is readily accepted by stock while producing high quantities of dry matter.
TALL FESCUE: Delivers high quality, deep rooted persistence.
CHICORY: A taprooted perennial herb with excellent animal production potential. It produces a leafy, high quality feed over spring, summer and autumn when other pastures lack quality.
LUCERNE: A high–quality, deep rooted, grazing tolerant legume that fixes nitrogen and produces feed in spring through to autumn.
RED CLOVER: Improves soil nitrogen, animal performance, and provides dry matter in the warmer months with production from spring until late autumn.
WHITE CLOVER: Assist’s with weed suppression (stoloniferous) and provides production from winter through to spring.
PRIARIE GRASS: A palatable dry feed with no animal health issues that provides good early autumn and winter feed.
ANNUAL SUB CLOVER: Produces high quality dry matter through winter and spring and provides strong ground cover. Will set seed through a burr and fixes nitrogen for perennial grasses to benefit from (the only annual in the Perennial multispecies mix.
Perennial multispecies mix can be utilised in many different situations and environments. Therefore, sowing rates should be circumstance specific. For sowing information specific to your environment, contact your local PGG Wrightson Seeds Sales Agronomist today.
Grazing should be delayed until plants are resistant to being pulled out (around 57+ days after planting). Grazing in the first year should be quick and light to avoid overgrazing any young regrowth. To ensure high dry matter yield and fast regrowth, graze between 25 cm and down to 6 cm.
Minimum 500mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated