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NutriFibre - Mineral efficient

NutriFibre®’s efficient 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).

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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.


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

Source: Louis Bolk Institute (NL), 2011

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NutriFibre Crop Management
This NutriFibre® crop management manual provides you with the necessary information to get the most out of your NutriFibre® grass.



Where can you buy NutriFibre?
NutriFibre® is available in several of our grass seed mixtures . Click on the button to find one of our distributors. Do you have any questions about NutriFibre® ? Do not hesitate and send an e-mail to export@barenbrug.nl.