- Created: 06 February 2015
GingerGreen is a broad leaf grass, it's an ever-Green grass that has the ability to spread and grow through runners.
It will remain green throughout the year.
Your animals will enjoy green grass all year round, here's why.
GingerGreen Pasture (Seed) is:
- Frost resistant
- Drought tolerant
- Grows in sun and shade
- Easy to plant and can be planted all year
- Grows and stays green all year round
- Germinates in 7 to 14 days
- Easy to maintain, (prefers irrigation in the beginning)
- Every two weeks each blade of grass multiplies and continually thickens
- Initially it is fine grass but becomes broader with time
- Was developed for farm animal fodder.
- Needs +/- two months for roots to grow sufficiently to allow grazing
- Grows in poor soil conditions - will require more fertilizer to get it established quicker
- Is grown and harvested in South Africa (Cape Town) using organic techniques
- Cows grazing Cows grazing
- A PASTURE OF GINGER GREEN GRASS A PASTURE OF GINGER GREEN GRASS
- HORSES LOVE A GINGER GREEN PASTURE! HORSES LOVE A GINGER GREEN PASTURE!
- Ducks in a field of gingergreen grass, Ducks in a field of gingergreen grass,
- Field of GINGER GREEN PASTURE SEED Field of GINGER GREEN PASTURE SEED
- Pasture nutrition crude protein 25%
- Digestible Dry Matter 75%
- neutral detergent fibre 60%
- metabolisable energy / kg 12
- Palatability is 84%
- Sugar 15%
- Calcium 1%
- Potassium 0,5%
- Calcium to potassium ratio is 2:1
Dry Matter Yield:
Yield is 10-18 tons per hectare - depending on management.
* Nitrogen application rate to follow
Up to 27kg per day
Phosphorus 20 to 30 ppm
Sulphate 15 ppm
Potassium 250 ppm
Make sure new stands are well established and approximately 30cm in height before grazing or harvesting.
It should take about two months before the animals should be able to graze and not pull the grass out with the roots. However there are different types of soil and therefore different rates of root growth so the onus is on you to check that the roots are not coming out when your animals eat the grass.
Graze down to 4cm.
During the 1st year, you would be able to allow 8-12 cattle on 1 hectare of gingerGreen
2nd year: up to 20 cattle
45kg of Nitrogen to be applied per each hectare
Allow pasture to re-grow to 25cm before grazing can be continued.
Gingergreen Pasture Seed sowing instructions
Remove any debris and stones. Loosen the soil with a fork or suitable mechanical appliance. Smooth and level. * Scatter the correct amount of seeds over the area EVENLY by hand or a suitable mechanical appliance. Cover these seeds carefully with 5 or 6mm (a quarter of an inch) of sand/top soil. To keep the growth uniform, irrigate the area gently - don’t let the water form puddles as this would cause the seed to drift on top and not to germinate evenly. You may also trench and sow, as long as the seed are not planted to deep.
Existing grass – over seeding:
If you have existing lawns or pasture and want to replace them with gingerGreen, mow the existing grass as low as you can, cover it with 150mm (6inches) of soil and then follow the sowing process above.
Water gently every day for the first 18 days ensuring the ground is always damp (within reason) so the seeds can germinate. Gradually reduce intervals but increase durations to help the roots penetrate the soil and seek ground water. There after you can water as nature asks of you depending on season.
Planting can be by no- till planter, sowing seeds with a fertilizer spreader, or by ploughing then scattering seeds and then pulling a heavy plank over the area by tractor. Anything goes but do it on a small scale (say 10m2) to make sure it works before you commit to a large area.
46kg of our pasture seed does 1 hectare.
Mowing (for our lawn variety) can be done when the blades are longer than 7-8cm. Never mow shorter than 5cm for the first year allowing the root system to fully develop.
Please avoid the water from forming puddles.
Follow these simple instructions and you will have the greenest, most beautiful nutritional grass all year round.
Fertilise 4 WEEKS AFTER SOWING THE SEEDS AND EVERY 2-4 MONTHS THEREAFTER or at your discretion depending on your soil.
A newly planted grass can take 6-12 months to achieve its maximum drought tolerance depending on soil type and management.
The grass is not a genetically modified product but a HYBRID between the following types:
- Dactyloctenium Australe
- Dactyloctenium Repen
- Elymus Replens
- Wheat grass and
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