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Chicory provides high quality feed for various stock finishing systems during the spring and summer months.

Chicory is a perennial herb which has proven to be an excellent source of high quality feed over the warmer growing season. It has demonstrated that it can produce high levels of dry matter production during spring and summer.
Chicory has exhibited good tolerance to soil acidity and has successfully been grown in areas with low pH soils where lucerne cannot be successfully established. It has a deep tap root which aids its persistence. Chicory has good disease resistance and tolerance to selected insects and, with appropriate management, can provide viable stands with sound productivity for many years.

Key Points
  • Provides high quality feed
  • Offers flexibility for sowing either in the autumn or the spring
  • Can be sown as part of a permanent pasture blend
  • Excellent persistence with a large tap root system
  • Excellent alternative in low pH soils where lucerne doesn’t grow
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Chicory is a perennial herb which has proven to be an excellent source of high quality feed over the warmer growing seas...

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