Forage or Pasture Seeds

Forage or Pasture Seeds

Very important productive activity for the company. Today, Semillas Batlle S.A., is the largest certified vetch and alfalfa seeds exporter. The rest of species, especially trifoliums and loliums are obtained by our technical department, complementing the supply of varieties with exclusive agreements with leading companies of Europe and America. This make the varieties we offer to be inside the preferences of the spanish farmers and breeders.

1 - Election of the species and variety.
Search the best suited species and variety for your growing, climate and production needs. Overall, graminea produce the maximum forage in autumn, winter and early spring and mainly providing carbohydrates. Legumes produce mainly in spring and summer, providing proteins.

2- Soil Preparation.
Well-worked soil (30-40 cm. deep) and well refined first layer, flat and without lumps. Perform these tasks with time. Graminea species prefer clay-loam soil and leguminosae species sandy-loam soil.

3 - Sowing.
Doses vary according to species. Sow graminea at a depth of about 3 cm. and leguminosae between 1.5-2 cm. Always in contact with moist soil.

4 -Fertilization.
For intensive production of green fodder, we recommend using in the preparation of the prairie, 50 units/ha. of nitrogen and 150 units/Ha. of phosphorus and potassium. Annually or by early spring include 80 units/ha. of nitrogen and 100 units/Ha. of phosphorus and potassium. After each cut add 50 units/ha. of nitrogen. We must recall that nitrogen benefits graminea species though it is not necessary for leguminae species. All these amounts may vary depending on the growing conditions and the used species.

5 - Growing Cares
The best time to harvest graminea species is before bolting, and leguminae species at the beginning of flowering, moment when they have more nutritional reserves. Cut the grass 5 or 6 cm from the ground to facilitate the subsequent regrowth. Excessive grazing is not convenient. If weeds appear, use only the appropriate herbicide for each crop.

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