Low Rainfall Hay and Pasture Mix 1kg

$158.40 (GST Inc.)

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Description

Low Rainfall Hay & Pasture perennial seed mix for low rainfall areas and includes 5 of our perennial native grasses that are generally considered to have high forage value. With a high protein content (10–36% crude protein). This mix produces quality forage in the late‐winter early‐spring period. It has high frost tolerance, high drought tolerance and medium salt tolerance. You can use this pasture blend for both grazing and hay due to its large leaved plants. The hay produced from this blend has high structural carbohydrates and high fibre, properties that make it ideal for horse hay.

Grasses in the mix:

Native Wheat Grass – (Anthosachne scabra)

  • An all year green perennial grass with a tussocky habit.
  • Found in all Australian states except the NT and is more common in districts with cool winters.
  • Pasture –it occurs naturally with other grasses and is one of the first to start growing in spring, providing early green feed. It has high to moderate feed value.
  • It is drought resistant, frost tolerant and has strong winter and early spring growth. Native Wheat grass is best used for revegetation or pasture.

Silky Bluegrass (Dichanthium sericeum)

  • This grass prefers warmer, drier sites. It is adapted to a broad range of climates and soil types.
  • This grass has a high drought & heat tolerance.
  • Also a moderate frost tolerance and most importantly a high grazing tolerance
  • It has a high leaf to stem ratio and is palatable to stock especially when young

Evans Wallaby grass  (Rytidosperma caespitosum)

  • Wallaby is one of the most resilient native grasses.
  • It has high drought & heat tolerance, as well as a high frost tolerance.
  • Wallaby can grow on most soil types from sandy soils with varying levels of clay.
  • Wallaby grass is also tolerant to soils that are alkaline to highly acidic.

Themeda Triandra – Kangaroo Grass Seed & Awn

  • Kangaroo grass is a common species on all soil types, from sand to heavy clays.
  • It has high drought & heat tolerance, as well as a high frost tolerance.
  • A warm season grass tha has its main growth in summer and is generally dormant in winter.
  • A great adaption of this grass is its fire tolerance and responds well to regular burning and spelling.
  • High drought, heat and fire tolerances as well as low to moderate frost tolerance.
  • This grass makes a wonderful landscaping plant if allowed to grow to its full size. It also produces a large bulk of dry matter and makes excellent fodder for grazing.

Mixed Wallaby Grass species – (Rytidosperma Setaceum/Fulva/Ariculata/Eriantha/Caespitosa)

  • Wallaby Grasses are one of the most resilient native grasses.
  • They have high drought tolerance, high heat tolerance, high acid soil tolerance and high frost tolerance
  • Wallaby Grasses can grow on most soil types from sandy soils to soils with varying levels of clay, and are also tolerant to soils that are alkaline.
This product is APPROVED for WA., however the Mixed Wallaby grass species will be substituted with individual Wallaby species and NOT the mix.
Product has been updated as at 28/02/24

TOLERANCES

  • High drought
  • High heat
  • High acidic soil
  • High frost
SOW RATE
6-10kg per acre 13-22kg per ha

BEST TIME TO SOW

With Irrigation – All year round

Without irrigation –  Sow from autumn to spring coinciding with rain.

For our straightforward guide on how to sow native grass seeds check out our

Recommended Sow Guideline

Our seed mixes all include vermiculite, a commonly used product in the horticultural sector in its exfoliated form. There are a few reasons we mix our seeds with vermiculite:

  • Native grasses come in all shapes and sizes which generally makes them harder to mix and distribute evenly. Vermiculite is a proven method for creating consistent mix that is substantially easier to sow.  It is also ideal for the germination of seeds because its water holding capacity makes it a excellent medium for direct contact with the seeds, creating a humid micro climate around the emerging seedlings preventing scorching or drying out.
  • It is also a great soil improver due to its aeration properties. This increases your soil structure and gives your seedlings a helping hand to have good root growth and its  exchange properties can absorb excess nutrients and release them slowly to the plants via the finest root hair
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