Nutrient Efficient Grass

NutriFibre’s effi cient use of nutrients guarantees a reduction in leaching. Because NutriFibre optimally utilises fertilisers, dairy farmers get more yield with the same level of fertilisation compared to other grasses.


Soil permitting, NutriFibre’s roots can reach depths of more than 100 cm, compared with only 25 cm on average for perennial ryegrass. This enables NutriFibre to utilise 96% of the nutrients contained in the soil
(nitrogen, phosphate, potassium) and will produce high yields for at least ten years with undiminished productivity.

Best phosphate utilisation

Phosphate is attracting a lot of attention due to the expected worldwide phosphate shortage. This means that applications of phosphate will have to be utilised more efficiently. NutriFibre offers the perfect solution, as its long roots allow the crop to intake 15% more phosphate. In addition, NutriFibre is able to utilise the phosphate present in deeper soil layers and convert this into extra growth. NutriFibre gives a higher protein yield per hectare compared with other grass varieties (figure 3).

 

 

 

Figure 3. Difference in crude protein production per kg of phosphate

Nitrogen utilisation

Research from 2011 by the Louis Bolk Institute (NL) demonstrates that NutriFibre produces more high-protein grass per hectare than other grasses, with the same nitrogen input (table 3). NutriFibre enables you to economise on the purchase of nitrogen or high-protein feed or concentrates after sowing.

 

Table 3. Difference in dry matter yield as a result of better mineral efficiency

Source: Louis Bolk Institute (NL), 2011

Where can you buy NutriFibre?

NutriFibre is available in our mixture GreenSpirit•NutriFibre. Click on the button to find one of our distributors to buy GreenSpirit•NutriFibre. Do you have any questions about NutriFibre? Do not hesitate and send an e-mail to export@barenbrug.nl.

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