Luisetti_Other_Pasture_Seeds

Brome grasses, cocksfoot, tall fescue and other seed

BROME GRASSES

Atom Prairie, Bareno Pasture, Gala Grazing, Matua Prairie

ATOM Praire Grass

  • Suitable for medium to long term pastures.
  • Large leaved with upright growth habit.
  • Low tiller density requires rotational grazing to persist.
  • Requires free draining soils with at least moderate fertility to perform well.
  • Provides good cool season growth.

BARENO Pasture Brome

  • Bred for use in summer-dry free draining soils.
  • Tolerates set stocking or rotational grazing.
  • Palatable through all seasons, even when seed heads are present.
  • Establishes better in cultivated seed bed than direct drilled.

GALA Grazing Brome

  • Dense fine tillered growth enhances persistence under hard climatic and grazing conditions.
  • Will not perform well in wet, heavy soils.
  • Shows good autumn recovery with good winter and early spring growth.
  • Requires regular grazing to maintain yield and quality.

MATUA Praire Grass

  • Winter active, with large leaves and erect growth habit.
  • Performs better in moderate to high fertility free drained soils.
  • Good palatability even when gone to head.
  • Rotational grazing rather than set stocking will give better persistence.

COCKSFOOT

Ella, Greenly, Kara, Safin, Tekapo, Vision, Wana

ELLA

  • Finer leaved and less clumpy than traditional varieties.
  • Good all round yield with good summer growth.
  • Bred for compatibility with ryegrasses in a pasture mix.
  • Can be sown on better soil types without becoming too dominant.

GREENLY

  • Robust, fine leaved with upright growth habit.
  • Bred for quick establishment.
  • Main production spring, summer and autumn.
  • Suitable for all grazing systems.

KARA

  • Large leaved with erect growth habit and medium tiller density.
  • Rapid establishment for a cocksfoot.
  • Cool season advantage.
  • Compatible with ryegrass, clover and herbs.

SAFIN

  • Super-fine leaved variety.
  • High dry matter yield with excellent early spring growth.

TEKAPO

  • Fine leaved earlier flowering variety suitable in low/medium fertility soils.
  • Densely tillered it will persist under set stocking or hard rotationally grazed sheep systems.
  • Excellent drought tolerance and persistence.
  • Slower establishment requires careful early grazing.

VISION

  • High yielding over all seasons.
  • Suited to set stocking or rotational grazing.
  • Compatible with other species in pasture mixes.

WANA

  • Low crowned and densely tillered.
  • Older variety that is very persistent when established.
  • Tolerates hard grazing and hard climatic conditions.
  • Suited to sheep and cattle grazing.

TALL FESCUE

Advance Max P, Finesse Q, Quantum II Max P

ADVANCE Max P

  • Moderate leaf size with late heading date.
  • Low leaf strength with very good palatability.
  • Extensive root system gives some tolerance against insect damage and enables growth to continue in drier conditions.
  • Allows good legume content in sward.

FINESSE Q

  • Densely tillered with soft leaves.
  • Semi-late heading
  • High quality growth spread across all seasons.
  • Suitable for all types of stock.

QUANTUM II/Max P

  • Early flowering with summer activity.
  • Improved leaf softness.
  • Good resistance to disease and excellent dry matter production.

OTHER GRASSES

Maru phalaris, Timothy

MARU Phalaris

  • Drought resistant and very persistent when established.
  • Vigorous growth in autumn, winter and spring.
  • Large leaves supported by a deep penetrating root system.
  • May cause phalaris staggers if sown as a sole species – best used as a component in a pasture mix.

TIMOTHY

  • Provides a high quality, palatable grass in a pasture mix.
  • Late to start growth in spring but maintains quality even in the seed head stage.
  • More suited to moist heavy soils, or pastures under irrigation.
  • Small/medium leaf size and densely tillered.

HERBS

Chico chicory, Choice chicory, Plantain

CHICO Chicory

  • High quality and high yielding with deep root system.
  • Fast establishing with leafy, upright growth.
  • Ideal for dry summer conditions.
  • Can be used as a component of a perennial pasture mix.

CHOICE Chicory

  • Bred for high dry matter production.
  • Has improved cool season growth and good recovery after grazing.
  • Erect growth habit, suitable for pasture mixes.
  • Can be sown as sole species for forage crop, although clover should also be sown with it.
  • Performs and persists better under rotational grazing, with good regrowth.

PLANTAIN

  • Fast establishing, mineral rich grazing herb.
  • Suitable for growing in a wide range of soils and conditions.
  • Large leaves with semi-erect growth habit.
  • Very good cool season growth.
  • Ideal addition to a pasture mix.

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