Rocket Fuel™ is a proprietary seed blend consisting of chicory, red and white clover. It produces a leafy, high quality feed over spring, summer and autumn when traditional pastures can decrease in quality. This versatile blend can be sown as a specialist finishing crop or a high protein milking option. Use as a 6 month or 2 year crop depending on farm system and grazing management. Suitable for a wide range of environments, Rocket Fuel offers an excellent animal performance package. White and red clover will provide Nitrogen to the chicory over time and are both an ideal companion species for leafy upright herbs, filling gaps and shading out weeds.
Pasture seed sowing rate (sole): 12.5kg/ha
Grazing should be delayed until plants are resistant to being pulled out (around 57+ days after planting). Grazing in the first year should be quick and light to avoid overgrazing any young regrowth. Chicory can be dormant in winter and grazing of companion species during this period must be done carefully to avoid damage to chicorys crown, especially when wet. To ensure high dry matter yield and fast regrowth graze between 25 cm and down to 6 cm.
Minimum 600mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated