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With nearly 140 years of continuous service to the seed industry, PETER HUNTER SEEDS offers an unrivalled service combined with expert advice and consultancy.
SEEDS FOR AGRICULTURE
We specialise in providing seeds that are right for their role as a crop provider at a competitive price. The range includes, short term to long term mixtures for hay, haylage, silage and grazing plus mixtures for farm environmental schemes.
SEEDS FOR SPORTS & LEISURE
Seeds for lawns plus public spaces, golf courses, tennis courts and sports fields.
SEEDS FOR LAWNS & GARDENS
Seeds for shady lawns, low-maintenance lawns, hardwearing lawns and many more.
OUR KEY VARIETIES FOR 2021
Moira is a popular intermediate perennial diploid which provides great shoulder growth early and late season with a total cutting yield of 102% of control. First cut yields are also 102% with a D value of 70.8. Grazing D value is 76.6 with an early spring and spring yield of 116% and 109% respectively. Moira also exhibits good crown rust resistance of 6.8 and excellent winter hardiness.
Bannfoot is a perennial type, tetraploid hybrid ryegrass which is ideal for medium to longer term rotations, with excellent crown rust resistance of 6.9. It has good spring growth with a first cut of 103% of control varieties and good persistency with consistent performance of 105% in year 3, the highest available. Quality is good, with 1st and 2nd silage cuts achieving 71.9D and 73.4D, respectively.
Kirial is a tetraploid hybrid ryegrass with a heading date of 23rd May. It is quick to establish with a first cut of 102% of control and a D value of 71.6. It has impressive disease resistance for all the main grassland diseases including crown rust resistance of 7.8 and mildew resistance of 8.1.
A good all-round late diploid variety with good early growth for a late heading variety. 1st cut under silage is 109% of control which is the highest available in the late diploid group. First cut D Value is 69.9 with a second cut of 74.5 and grazing D value of 76.9. Glenarm has an excellent crown rust resistance of 7.4, and good ground cover and winter hardiness.
Seagoe is the equal highest yielding intermediate tetraploid perennial ryegrass variety under cutting management with a year 1 score of 107% of control and total cutting yield of 106%. Overall, its yields are exceptional under cutting and grazing and with high 1st cut (114%) and spring grazing (107%). Quality is excellent as is disease resistance and winter hardiness making Seagoe a very attractive variety to have in any medium/long term mix for cutting or grazing.
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