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Spring

Your Guide to Pasture Selection this Spring

Silver lucerne

Selecting the right pasture for your farm

As the weather starts to warm and the soil temperatures increase, it’s the perfect time to start planning your feed for the months ahead.

When selecting seed, it’s important to consider the objectives of your enterprise, as well as factoring in:
• Soil test results
• Sowing methods
• Type of stock you’re running
• Grazing patterns
• Feed demand
• Local topography, and
• Rainfall patterns.

Spring Sowing Options:

Power your production this spring with Upper Murray Seeds premium range of forage and lucerne varieties. We also have a range of spring sowing blends available suitable to a range of climates and conditions.

Click the image below to find out more about each option.

SilverLand GT 5

SilverLand GT 5

SilverLand GT is an extremely persistent lucerne that withstands significant grazing pressure. Due to its high levels of disease and pest resistance it’s a long-term crop option for any lucerne producer.

Silverosa GT 7

Silverosa GT 7

Silverosa GT is the benchmark for multi-purpose, grazing tolerant lucerne. It has inbuilt disease and pest resistance, produces premium quality forage and is salt tolerant.

GrowMax Forage Brassica

GrowMax

GrowMax is a modern forage brassica cultivar bred to improve quality, regrowth and yield over the traditional varieties. When well-managed, GrowMax provides high quality, cost-effective forage for beef cattle and sheep.

Spring Performer Blend

Spring Performer Blend

Contains: 25% Boston Plantain, 25% Kiwi Chicory, 17% AberNormous White Clover, 17% Palestine Strawberry Clover, 17% SilverSky 11 Lucerne.
This blend is for when you want livestock gaining maximum kilograms through the warmer months. Sow in early Spring and gain weight all Summer, and well into Autumn. Ideal for weaning onto in late summer.

Summer Soil n Graze

Summer Soil n Graze

Contains: 25% Shirohie Millet, 20% GrowMax Brassica, 10% Fodder Radish, 10% Mammoth Purple Top Turnips, 10% Boston Plantain, 10% AberNormous White Clover, 10% Turbo Plus Persian Clover, 5% Kiwi Chicory
This multi species blend is ideal as a cover crop or soil improver that can be rolled in or grazed. On dryland or irrigation it will provide maximum dry matter above ground and a mass of tap and fibrous roots to improve your soils.

Silverado 9

Silverado 9

Silverado is a premium quality lucerne, with built-in, broad-spectrum disease and pest resistance that enhance its forage quality and performance.

SilverSky 11

SilverSky 11

SilverSky is a new lucerne variety that sets the bar very high in terms of dry matter production. It’s a very vigorous plant that performs extremely well in both winter and summer and is highly resistant to disease and pests.

Grow’nGraze Forage Sorghum

Grow’nGraze

Grow’nGraze is a highly productive blend of hybrid forage sorghum which grows rapidly and recovers quickly following grazing or cutting.

Classic Summer

Classic Summer

Contains: 70% Shirohie Millet, 30% GrowMax Brassica.
The classic mix of GrowMax Brassica and Millet that provides quality feed with minimum risk. Will capture the summer rainfall and provide bulk grazing when you need it!

Get in touch:

Our team of experienced sales agronomists are available to assist you with your query. For further information and advice, fill out the below form and your local Upper Murray Seeds Area Manager will be in touch.

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