On 20th November Barenbrug UK launched two new grass seed varieties at AgriScot.
Callan is a late diploid perennial ryegrass with excellent spring growth, high quality and exceptional yields under both cutting and grazing management. Callan was bred in Northern Ireland with their partners at the Agri Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI).
Alongside Callan comes Barclamp, the first Barenbrug bred hybrid ryegrass to make first choice listing on the SRUC Grass and Clover Varieties List. This diploid variety is late heading with good yields and quality. Both varieties are 100% UK produced crops and will be available via our Barforage Grass Seed range from 2020.
Regional Manager for Scotland Mhairi Dawson commented before the event “I’m really looking forward to my 10th AgriScot with Barenbrug. It’s always a busy and where we have an opportunity to speak to farmers, merchants and industry colleagues alike. I’m delighted to say it’s usually a very positive event, where we look forward to the new year in forage management. As well as launching our latest varieties I’m keen for every visitor to go away with a free copy of our Good Grass Guide to help them condition score their grass and make plans for forage improvements.”
The Good Grass Guide is a free tool which can be used as a field record as well as giving a lot of practical information for grass monitoring and investment that could earn huge returns.