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TORNADO

Seriously Fast Grass

CATCH CROP RYEGRASS FOR CUTTING AND GRAZING

TORNADO is based on a persistent, multicut, Westerwold Ryegrass and two Italian Ryegrasses which combine outstanding yield in the establishment year plus extraordinary spring growth and first cut yield.

TORNADO can grow very fast; to get the best results it needs to be managed carefully. The relatively open nature of its growth means that cutting or tight rotational grazing best suits the mixture.

If the TORNADO is required for a full 12 months of production or regular, hard, winter grazing, 15.0kg seed rate is recommended. If seedbed conditions are good 12.5kg/acre is adequate, especially if the crop is to be ploughed up after first cut.

TORNADO is also available mixed with WINFRED rape as RAPTOR to produce flexible Summer and Autumn grazing.

Trials show an extra £148.00 worth of silage in just 6 months (based on an extra 3.7 tonnes of 25% dry matter silage @ £40/tonne).

  • Top yield potential for both Autumn and Spring production.
  • Excellent potential for grazing and Autumn silage after Winter Barley.
  • Very vigorous establishment for sowing after maize.
  • 33% Diploid content for higher dry matter spring silage.
  • Better lamb finishing potential than stubble turnips, with assured re-growth

Yield potential 21 tDM/ha in the first year

Sowing Rate 12.5 to 15 kg/acre

Pack Size 20kg

Ratings

Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Yield
Persistence
Disease Resistance
Winter Hardiness
Early Spring Growth
Ground Cover
Grazing Tolerance
Digestibility
Protein
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