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Product Description

​Leafy, upright chicory showing upright growth and having a deep tap root.

Chico Chicory

Physical Description

Leafy, upright chicory showing upright growth and having a deep tap root.

Why Use Chico Chicory

  • ​A high yielding, leafy chicory producing very high quality summer forage.
  • Good drought tolerance.
  • Diamondback moth and white butterfly tolerant.

AGRONOMIC TRAITS

PERSISTENCE 2 - 3 years SUMMER ACTIVITY Very Good
SOWING RATE 6 - kg/ha GROWTH PEAK Spring - Autumn
SOWING DEPTH 10 mm STOCK PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL (1=LOW 9=HIGH) 9

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Product Sizes available

  • 25 kg
  • 8 kg

Delivery Options

  • Pickup
  • Freight to farm

Important Information

  • BENEFITS

    Very high quality, high yielding summer forage crop.

    High in metabolisable energy and minerals.

    Very high livestock performance potential.

    Ideal for summer-dry environments.

    Fast establishing and rapid re-growth.

    Leafy, succulent and palatable.

    Animal safe - will not cause grass staggers or facial eczema.

    Can persist for up to 2-3 years.

    Deep root system enabling it to mine soil water and minerals.

  • WHERE IT FITS

    Chico can be used as a specialist and flexible multi-graze summer forage crop for finishing stock, and maximizing milk production, or included as a component of pasture mixes at a sowing rate of 1-2kg/ha. It is suited for use with all livestock types, and for use throughout the country, but particularly in summer-dry regions as a summer-safe forage. An ideal, more flexible alternative to summer brassicas. As a specialist summer forage it should be rotationally grazed.

  • PERFORMANCE

    Higher stocking rates, lamb live weight gain and carcass weight.