Extensivo Fertiprado
Long-term
Pastures

Basic animal feed for sustainable livestock production

BIODIVERSE MIXTURE OF SEEDS FOR RAINFED GRASSLANDS

Characteristics

. Rigorous selection of leguminous plants and grass seeds, annual and perennial, with high capacity for reseeding.

. Allows high stocking rate, adjusted to production capacity.

Reasons for sowing

. Production quantity and quality 3-5 times greater than the existing pasture.

. It can be grazed all year long, although the forage production peak occurs in the spring.

. Production of good quality forage for many years when well implemented and managed.

EXTENSIVO FERTIPRADO Handling

First year

. Pastoreio por curtos períodos de tempo*, 2 a 3 meses após a sementeira (azevém com 5 a 7 folhas), com elevada carga animal de forma a controlar as infestantes.

. Grazing during short periods of time*, 2-3 months after sowing (ryegrass with 5-7 leaves), with high stocking level to control weeds.

. Remove the animals from the grassland at the beginning of the flowering stage to ensure high production of seeds.

  * As and when soil conditions permit.

Second year and following years

. Allow the grassland to rest in the first 2-3 weeks after the first rains of autumn in order to encourage the establishment of the plants.

. After this period, grazing must be continuous or rotational with stocking adjusted to the productive capacity.

. In summer, when the grassland is dry and before the first autumn rains, it must be grazed by animals, as much as possible.

. In these grasslands, leguminous plants can fix 100 kg/ha/year of atmospheric nitrogen, thus, the use of nitrogen fertilizers is not recommended.

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