Forage chicory

  • Performs all year round including winter
  • Fast establishment and regrowth after grazing
  • High quality winter active forage chicory with a leafy and erect growth habit
  • Responds to summer rain
  • Low crown gives good production over 2–5 years
  • Alternative to lucerne in problem soils
  • Sown at 5-6kg/ha with legumes and 1-2kg/ha as part of a pasture mix


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    Commander is a winter active forage chicory that provides excellent year round growth. It has a low crown giving good grazing tolerance plus a leafy and erect growth habit making grazing easier for livestock. Commander establishes quickly and benefits from good disease resistance.


    Seasonal Growth:

    As Commander combines high winter activity with excellent year round growth, it has a more even growth curve providing good feed year round.



    High Palatability:

    Chicory has excellent feed quality and is highly palatable to stock giving excellent stock performance. Commander also has an erect growth habit giving easier grazing and improved utilisation.



    Commander has a low crown and excellent root rot resistence making it highly tolerant of winter grazing and giving it very good persistence for a winter active variety. Commander will persist for 2 - 5 years or more if managed correctly.


    Relative Root Rot Incidence - Howlong (% of trial mean):



    Sowing Rate:

    Commander should be sown at 5 - 6 kg/ha with legumes as a specialist pasture or 1 - 2 kg/ha as part of a mixed pasture.





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