WinterCrop Oats and Ryegrass Blend (75% Forage Oats / 25% Late heading Annual Ryegrass) provides fast establishing high quality feed combined with flexibility in the sowing date and a rotational grazing system.
Forage oats come on strong early providing quick feed and the addition of late maturing Bullet Annual Ryegrass gives this blend the option to graze through the growing season whilst moisture is available. WinterCrop Oats and Ryegrass is a robust blend that rebounds well from grazing and has strong regrowth
WinterCrop Oats and Ryegrass is an ideal winter crop as part of your pasture renovation program and is commonly followed by a second forage crop such as Top Crop Brassica & Millet, or standalone crops of forage millet and sorghum.
- Designed for early feed & grazing flexibility
- Strong re-growth. Rebounds well from grazing
- Multiple grazings, plus cut silage/hay
- Low-cost economical blend
- Robust blend with excellent disease resistance
- Ideal for broadleaf weed control in your pasture renovation program
WinterCrop Oats and Ryegrass is ready to graze when the plant is well anchored and root depth is established – carry out a ‘pull test’ to ensure stock cannot pull plants out of the ground.
Plant into a weed free seed bed as there are limited herbicide controls once the crop has emerged.
Insect pest tolerance
Regularly monitor damage from insect pests such as lucerne flea and red-legged earthmite. Spray as required.
Longer grazing season
For a longer grazing season, plant a mixture of forage oats and Vibe Italian Ryegrass. Oats comes on strong early while Vibe tends to keeps growing high-quality leaves the rest of the year if moisture is available
WinterCrop forage blends are ideal for farmers looking for winter grazing and producing larger volumes of fodder in spring. WinterCrop offers choices of vigorous, leafy, high quality forage crops that can produce feed in late winter and spring often in a relatively short period.
Our agronomy team can help you decide which forage to grow from the WinterCrop range available, planning the great time duration for feed, harvest/grazing intention, and rotational requirements.
WinterCrop forage blends can accompany summer forage crops such as Top Crop forage blends, or standalone crops such as millet and sorghum.
- Ideal for winter and spring
- Silage and hay specialists
- Produce larger volumes of high quality feed
- Fast establishing, vigorous, leafy cultivars
- Reliable source of quality forage for all livestock classes