Winter often produces harsh conditions: extreme cold blasts, icing, increased rainfall with possible flooding. All these factors may cause significant damage to existing forage production fields. This may result in completely wiped out stands or fields with considerably thinned stands or partial field loss. With feed in short supply, rescuing damaged fields will be crucial in maintaining forage production.
When there is still a partial stand to recover, it will pay off to “Grasshance”® the stand - benefitting the remaining existing stand plus creating new growth. DLF has several seed products positioned to rescue and extend the life of damaged forage stands.
A short term grass mixture, based on DLF Festulolium varieties with a 2 year persistence, plus tetraploid Italian ryegrass. Its maturity makes it ideal for grasshancing alfalfa when having a late first cut as in a 3-cut system. The grass will be at its highest quality when alfalfa cutting gets underway. Grasshancer 200FL is perfect when only one or two year extended production is desired from an alfalfa field or pasture, or when a short rotation overseeding program is implemented. Its rapid establishment and high production will boost the dry matter yield of thinned out fields. Grasshancer 200FL can also be used as new seeding for high producing, high forage quality, short rotation pasture or
A medium term grass mixture, based on DLF Festulolium varieties with a 3 to 4 year persistency. Ideal for maintaining pastures and hay fields with high dry matter production and high feed quality. Its rapid establishment and high production will boost the dry matter yield of thinned out fields. Slightly earlier maturing than Grasshancer 200FL makes it very suitable for grasshancing alfalfa in a 4-cut system. The grass will be at its highest quality when alfalfa cutting gets underway. Grasshancer 300FL can also be used as new seeding for high producing, high forage quality medium rotation pasture or hay field, or as long term pasture with an overseeding program.