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Plantain

Plantain

Plantain is a mineral rich perennial grazing herb that is high in protein (up to 23%). It is fast establishing and will be productive and persistent over a wide range of soils and climatic conditions because it has both a tap root and a fibrous root system. It adapts well to drier regions, less fertile soils, low pH, and heavy clay soils. It responds well to fertilizer, especially nitrogen. Yield data shows over 6 ton dry matter for well managed plantain. High digestibility and energy levels. Not recommended for sowing as a monoculture but can be sown with multiple grazing brassicas at 4-6 lbs/acre; with a permanent pasture mix at 4-8 lbs/acre; and up to 10 lbs per acre as a specialist crop with legumes. It can be broadcast over existing pasture, no-tilled, or conventional drilled. It is ready to graze when the leaf tears before the plant pulls out. Pre-emergent weed control is important as plantain is susceptible to broadleaf herbicides after emergence.
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  • SF Endurance Plantain

    SF Endurance is a new forage plantain from Barenbrug. Good for dairy, beef and sheep pastures. SF Endurance is drought hardy, deep rooted perennial herb well adapted to low fertility soils. SF Endurance provides similar winter feed to Tonic , but with improved warm season production. Suited to a broad range of environments. Higher yielding than Tonic Plaintain. Seeding rate 1-2 lbs per acre with short term ryegrass, 3-4 lbs per acre in perennial pastures. Comes in 25 lb bag. Limited Supply
    Barenbrug USA - This product is supplied by Barenbrug, a world-wide, forage-based company that has specialized in high quality grasses and legumes for over 100 years.
    • Ideal for pasture mixes
    • Frost tolerant
    $6.50
    / lb.

    Out of stock

  • Tonic Plantain

    Tonic is a mineral rich herb that provides consistent dry matter production throughout the growing season. Tonic is also an excellent source of key minerals and suits a wide environment range. Fairly good drought tolerance. Fast establishment. Excellent to seed in the spring with multiple grazing brassicas like Winfred. Also works well seeded with clovers and chicory for special summer finishing pastures for lambs to increase growth rates. Seeding rate 3-4 lbs/acre.
    PGG Seeds - This product is a variety from PGG Seeds, an Australian forage-based company.
    • Increased dry matter production
    • Improved supply of some trace elements to animals
    • Complimentary pasture component
    $7.05
    / lb.

    Out of stock

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