Kingfisher KF Highland Hay Mix is a late heading mix that thrives on drier soils with a wide harvest window. An easy-to-dry mixture that has very high quality grasses and alfalfa. Tall fescue and Hakari Brome add drought protection. Orchardgrass and Hakari Brome add to your overall yield potential.
- Very good ratio of grass to alfalfa
- Easy drying
- Increased NDFd
- Very good for dry soils
Kingfisher KF Highland Hay Mix
Highland Hay Mix is a mixture of cool season grasses and sometimes alfalfa too for the production of hay or haylage. Highland Hay Mix can be sed in conjunction with other grasses and or legumes in both pasture applications or in conventional harvesting applications. Typically, Highland Hay Mix has a higher digestibility or energy value than legumes by themselves. Also, if planted with a legume, greater tonnage can be realized than a legume planted by itself.
Start with a soil test to determine the fertilizer and lime requirements. Planting at a depth of 1/4” to 3/8” (or a depth that is not more than 5 times the diameter of the seed). A smooth, firm seed bed is required to have optimal seed-topsoil contact for maximum germination. Broadcast seeding requires extensive field preparation along with an additional 25% more seed. For best coverage, use a split application at right angles to each other or crisscross the field. Highland Hay Mix will tolerate a soil pH range between 5.5 to 7.5.
Avoiding over-grazing or clipping lower than 3 inches helps stand vigor and regrowth; 6 to 8 inches are needed for overwintering. It also encourages more root development. Proper fertility is needed to insure stand establishment, expected forage tonnage and quality. Approximate nitrogen needs are 40 lbs for establishment and an additional 50 to 80 lbs for the total annual requirement. Cool season annuals and perennials work well together since the annuals come on faster and the perennials, once established, have longevity and tonnage. If grass is to be used in a crop rotation where conventional chemicals are used, be aware of the potential chemical residue as the grass could be killed or suppressed.
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