DLF Westerwolds Sown Under Maize
Mazie crops are shaping up very well this year, and an early harvest is now a likely outcome for many growers. Here we highlight three good reasons why farmers should consider sowing grass in between their next maize crop, along with the type of grass to sow and the method they should use
Why Sow Grass Between Maize Crops?
1. Financial: Maize is a tillage crop and sowing Westerwolds/Italian/Hybrid between maize crops will qualify for the Fodder production incentive measure of €155/ha. “This measure will provide an incentive of €155 per hectare for tillage growers who grow a temporary crop of short rotation grasses for fodder production over the winter months,” Dept. Ag. 2018
What Grass to Sow?
It’s vital to pick the right species, and therefore, mixtures to sow. We would always advise using Westerwolds or Hybrid Ryegrass (Italian type) for this sowing environment
Westerwolds Ryegrass in particular have traditionally been the choice after maize because they:
Six Steps for Sowing Grass After Maize: