ORACLE PLANTAIN - OUR TOP PLANTAIN SELECTION

Oracle Plantain

Fast establishment with strong year-round growth

A late heading, broad leafed plantain bred for high forage yields under grazing. Has very strong year-round growth, especially over the late spring, summer and autumn months. Has deep fibrous roots enabling good heat and drought tolerance.

  • Higher overall dry matter yields
  • Late heading for carrying quality longer
  • High forage quality and mineral content
  • Good drought and heat tolerance
  • Ideal for use as a specialist forage crop
  • Suitable for all livestock types

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Top-Crop-Blends

Agritonic Plantain

Versatile with excellent regrowth

AgriTonic is a forage plantain from the breeding programme that created Tonic; it maintains many of the seasonal growth features of Tonic while having an increased leaf number. During autumn establishment AgriTonic can have a greater density of leaves which may be not as large as Tonic’s.

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Plantain Overview

Plantain is a moderate drought tolerant herb with a fibrous, coarse root system that is best suited to dairy farm situations where the amount and quality of summer feed limits milk production. Despite it’s moderate drought tolerance, Plantain still requires moisture to grow well; and under severe drought growth will be reduced. Producing between 10-19 t DM/ha/year with an average of 16 t DM/ha under irrigation.

For optimum growth and persistence, Plantain is best sown in high fertile soils with temperatures of 12oC and rising. Mixed with ryegrass & Clover, Plantain can be added at 2-4 kg/ha, whilst in special purpose crops the recommended seed mix is 8-10kg/ha.

BENEFITS OF PLANTAIN

  • Year round growing pattern
  • Deep taproot for good drought tolerance
  • High nutritive & mineral contents
  • Quick to establish
  • Performs reasonably well on low fertility soils

Plantain in Top Crop Blends

Oracle Plantain is suitable as either an additive to pasture mixes to improve summer forage yield and quality, or a specialist summer forage crop. Suitable as a high performance forage crop for all livestock types and classes.

Available from Notman Pasture Seeds