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Chicory is a perennial herb for grazing with protein levels of 18% - 22%. Because of its very high energy, Chicory boosts milk production and is fantastic for fattening lambs and steers. University trials indicate an average daily gain on lambs of 0.66 pounds. It’s an excellent feed as well for goats and wildlife. Chicory can be a very valuable addition to most farms if managed properly. However, it really boosts first year production in new seedings of dryland pastures. It’s very high in mineral content, very high in digestibility, low in fiber and high in protein. Chicory gets blue flowers at maturity.
For best persistance, Chicory needs a 25 day rest period between grazings. Chicory is not very persistent if it does not get a 25 day rest period between grazings.
Drill 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep at 60-200 lbs/A or broadcast or aerial seed into standing corn at the higher rate from early September to November. Use 50-60 lbs/A in mixes. It can be used in a wide range of soil types and can be planted mono culture.
Plantain is a mineral rich perennial grazing herb that is high in protein, up to 23%. It is fast establishing and will be productive and persistent over a wide range of soils and climatic conditions because it has both a tap and fibrous root system. It adapts well to drier regions, less fertile soils, low pH, and heavy clay soils. It responds well to fertilizer, especially nitrogen. Digestibility, (80%), and energy levels, (12MJME), are high with lamb weight gains of 0.55 pounds. Plantain fits very well into grazing mixes and has excellent regrowth as well as very high digestibility.
Plantain is not recommended for sowing in monocultures but can be sown with a multiple grazing brassica at 4-6 lb./A; with a permanent pasture mix at 4-8 lb./A; and up to 10 lb./A as a specialist crop with legumes. It can be broadcast over existing pasture, no-tilled, or conventional drilled.
It is ready to be grazed when the leaf tears before the plant pulls out. Pre-emergent weed control is important as plantain is susceptible to broadleaf herbicides after emergence. It is ready to be grazed when the leaf tears before the plant is pulled out. Yield data shows over 6 tons of dry matter for well managed plantain.
Chiefton Reed Canarygrass$4.54 per lb
Total (50 lbs): $227.00
Chiefton Reed Canarygrass Seed from Byron Seeds is very wet and drought tolerant once established. Cover Crop seed in stock. Discounts available!
Forage Feast Chicory$7.20 per lb
Total (50 lbs): $360.00
Forage Feast Chicory from Barenbrug Seeds with its deep tap root is drought tolerant and has sturdy summer production along with higher digestibility. Buy yours here!
Grouse Chicory$7.65 per lb
Total (50 lbs): $382.50
Grouse Chicory from PGG is an upright uniformly broad leafed, drought tolerant, deep rooting, and productive, perennial herb, with improved cool season activity. Buy yours here!
Six Point Chicory$7.88 per lb
Total (25 lbs): $197.00
Six Point Chicory with its deep tap root is drought tolerant and high mineral content is excellent for breaking hard pans. Buy yours here!
Tonic Plantain$5.91 per lb
Total (55 lbs): $325.05
Tonic Plantain Seed from PGG provides consistent dry matter production in all seasons this extra feed fills an important gap during the transition periods. Buy yours here!
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