Certified Organic Kentaur Perennial Ryegrass Seed from DLF Seeds and Byron Seeds is a new high yielding tetraploid variety that has balanced productivity. Organic Kentaur has excellent winter and summer hardiness making it a very durable tetraploid variety. Organic Kentaur has some summer headiness. Provides very high dry matter yield when used for conservation as hay or silage or when used as green forage – 116% of the 4n standard in the first cut for better economy. The quality is top level with all the benefits of a tetraploid such as easy silage thanks to the higher sugar content and better quality of aftermath cuts compared to diploids. Whether in spring when leaf spot is present or in summer and autumn when crown rust appears, Organic Kentaur will stay healthy and preserve forage quality. Organic Kentaur shows good tolerance to cold during winter but also to cold periods after growth has started in spring – again minimizing risk of damage to the forage quality. Premium is a DLF Seeds product distributed by us at Byron Seeds.
- Tetraploid for larger leaves and higher yields
- Great performer in the transition zone
- Very winterhardy
- Bred in the Czech Republic
- Suitable for haylage or grazing
- Excellent winter and summer hardiness
If you look at global grazing agriculture, Organic Kentaur Perennial Ryegrass Seed is the most widely used grass for grazing in the world because of its aggressive growth and high forage quality. Use has been limited in North America but in the last two decades, usage has increased. With proper management and high fertility, perennial ryegrass can be persistent for 5 to 7 years or more in the Midwest. Companies like Barenbrug and DLF are constantly developing varieties that are better adapted to usage in the Midwest. All the varieties we select have excellent grazing tolerance.
In moderate climates or in hot, dry areas with irrigation, Organic Kentaur Perennial Ryegrass Seed plantings may be made in the spring or fall. In areas prone to summer drought, fall planting is recommended. At planting, apply 35-40 lbs/acre nitrogen to ensure establishment. BG-34’s seedling vigor and rapid establishment make it a perfect choice for no-till seedings. Plant no deeper than ¼ inch. Proper stand management during establishment will promote stand life. Once the plants are firmly rooted, initial light grazing or clippings encourage tillering and the establishment of a dense sward.
For optimal Organic Kentaur Perennial Ryegrass Seed production, maintain pasture in a vegetative state with scheduled defoliation via grazing or cutting. Once established, graze BG-34 at 6 inches down to a 3 inch residual or machine harvested at 10-12 inches. To jump start spring growth, apply 50 lbs/acre of nitrogen early in the spring. Then, periodic applications of 30-40 lbs/acre of nitrogen timed with rainfall or irrigation during the summer will maintain production. In addition, graze the pasture close, going into winter to improve winter survival.
Organic seeds are grown by certified organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices required by the Organic Food Production Act of 1990. No chemical fertilizer, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides are allowed in the production of this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production, processing, and packaging of this seed. Organic certificate available upon request.
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