Quality Grass Mixtures – Fit For Purpose
The UK’s Finest Range of Grass Mixtures
Nickerson believe in the importance of mixture trialling. Recommended Lists from DARD, NIAB and SAC are used as a starting point, but these take little account of how individual varieties perform when grown together in a farmers grass ley. This is where Nickerson research begins. Mixture trialling is the key to ensuring that only the very best grass mixtures find their way on to your farm.
Highest Seed Standards Possible
Good establishment is essential to achieve full production potential. Poor establishment results in week invasion, increased poaching and loss of yield. Seed of the highest quality is therefore critical to achiever good establishment.
Most Circle Leys are treated with fungicide and Growth Promoting Agent (GPA) as standard.
GPA is a researched blend of nutrients essential for plant growth. These stimulate seedling germination, particularly under stress conditions and also encourage larger root systems, enabling the plants to absorb soil nutrients more efficiently.
Funcicide is also applied to help control damping-off diseases.
Seed Film Coating
Seed Film Coating is a technique that forms a polymer around the seed in which a range of conventional and innovative seed treatments can be carried.
- Accurate application of fungicide and GPA seed treatments
- Improved seed flow
- Increased efficacy of the seed treatments
- Less dust in the seed
- Improved establishment
THIRAM currently offers the best protection for the young emerging seedling. Treatment with THIRAM significantly increases the number of plants established in every square metre.
Simon BroddleForage Product Manager
Simon is an expert in all things forage related! He has many years’ experience formulating the renowned Circle Ley Mixtures as well as advising farmers on their integrated farm forage solution.