Common Pasture Species.

Perennial ryegrasses: Ruanui, Nui, Ellet, Droughtmaster, Concord
Annual and short-term ryegrasses:
Manawa, Moata, Paroa, Tama
Other grasses: Wana Cocksfoot, Kara Cocksfoot, Roa Tall Fescue, Maru, Phalaris, Matua Praire Grass

Legumes:

Huia White Clover, Pitau White Clover, Tahora White Clover, Maku Lotus, Pawera Red Clover

Further details: Consult your local farm advisor

Seed mixtures and sowing rates

Permanent pastures: These vary according to individual requirements. However, a good basic seed mix for all requirements is given below.
Sowing Rate (kg/ha)
Broadcast
Drilled
Perennial ryegrass (Ruanui, Nui, or Ellet)                       
23
20
White Clover (Huia or Pitau)
3
2
 
26
22
Temporary pastures                                                                     
Sowing rate (kg/ha)*
Tama ryegrass
25-35
Paroa (Italian) ryegrass
20-25
Tama and Paroa
20-25
Matua Praire Grass
40-50
*Consult your local farm advisor for your district rate/recommendation
Fodder Crops
Sowing rate (kg/ha)
Soft turnips
2-3
Swedes
1-2
Choumeiler
1-2
Fodder beet and mangolds
1.7-2.25
Green feed barley
110
Green feed oats
110
Ryecorn
125
Millet
11-17
Lupins
135-200
Rape
2.5-3.5
Sorghum
22-35
Maize green feed (220,000 plants/ha)
70(avg)
Maize silage (90,000 plants/ha)
30(avg)
Crop
Good average yield 
(tonnes per ha)
Typical Range 
(tonnes per ha)
Wheat
4.7
3-6.5
Barley
4
3-5
Oats
4
3.3-4.5
Maize
7.5
6-10
Process Peas Immature (freezing)
2.5
1.8-3.7
Process Peas Mature(canning)
6
5-7.5
Potatoes
40
30-50
Linseed (heavy land)
25
18-31
Linseed (light land)
10
7.5-12.5
Soya Been
3.5
0.7-6.3
Ryegrass seed (dressed)
0.9
0.7-1.1

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