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Italian Ryegrass

These short lived varieties generally last from 2-3 years under irrigated conditions. In our harsh dryland summer situation, rarely do we see these varieties persist beyond the first year. Some growers have used these varieties as a long season annual to guarantee some later season production if spring rains are plentiful. Naracoorte Seeds Pasture Guide…
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Annual Ryegrass

Annual Ryegrass is the backbone of many hay/silage and grazing mixes across the South East and Western Victoria. Annual ryegrass offers fast and affordable forage with varieties ranging from early to very late, so there is definitely a variety available to suit your needs. Naracoorte Seeds Pasture Guide V5Download VarietySowing RateRegrowthPotential MaturityAttributesDIPLOIDSSafeguard10 - 20GoodVery EarlyAnnual…
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The Naracoorte Seeds Wintermix was developed with an emphasis on reliable hay or silage production and regrowth afterwards for grazing. Over the last decade spring rainfall has become unreliable, so mixing different ryegrass varieties ensures maximum production in the variable seasons. We have added persian and balansa clovers to increase protein levels in the preserved…
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Sandy Soils Persistence Blend

Sandy Soils are generally acid by nature with limited moisture and fertility. Lucerne based pasture will give this soil some serious production potential. Clay spreading has made a huge difference to these soil types by giving them the ability to retain moisture. Lower crowned lucerne varieties will enable the lucerne to persist over a long…
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Dryland / Irrigation

Dryland / Irrigation Fast Summer Forage BlendThis mix was always a mix of hybrid forage brassica and millet only, but over the past few years we have added chicory to the mix with great success. The brassica and millet get away for early feed while the chicory really comes into its own from the 2nd…
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Irrigated Finishing Blend

Irrigated Finishing Blend Sheep/Beef/DairyThis mix is for sheep/beef and dairy producers. The ryegrass varieties selected will thrive in all seasons producing dense, palatable and persistent forage. We select ryegrass cultivars that can be grazed safely without the fear of ryegrass staggers. The white clovers, once established, will give winter feed and thrive under summer irrigated…
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Redgum/Sandy Loam

Redgum/Sandy Loam Perennial Persistence Blend A good indication this mix will persist is in areas where Redgum trees are in abundance. This mix should provide strong growth in a dryland environment over a long period of time. The grasses will become the backbone of your pasture while the sub clover will help finish your stock.…
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Alkaline Flats Blend

Alkaline flats vary in pH from 7 – 9. These areas tend to get heavy and waterlogged during the winter months. Soils range in colour from black to dark grey loams. Once established, phalaris and fescue can tolerate long periods of inundation and this makes them the ideal choice for soils of this type. If…
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