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).
Yield potential 21 tDM/ha in the first year
Sowing Rate 12.5 to 15 kg/acre
Pack Size 20kg
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced