Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass is a high-N grassland fertiliser specifically designed to increase sward palatability and maximise milk and meat production from grass for optimum economic returns

For dairy, sheep and beef farmers

Who are looking to save money while increasing milk yield, live weight gain and animal health

Our product is a 23% nitrogen +5% sulphur enriched with 5% sodium that improves the quality of grass

Contains more sodium than other fertiliser products on the market where the sodium level is too low to declare

Our solution has the RB209 recommended amount of sodium and has a lower carbon footprint than standard practice

It is tried, tested and proven in the UK and Ireland

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What is Sweetgrass?

Sweet-Grass is a high-N grassland fertiliser specifically designed to increase sward palatability and maximise milk and meat production from grass for optimum economic returns.

Why use Sweetgrass?

  • Palatability is key to optimum grass utilisation
  • Sweetgrass improves palatability
  • Improved palatability = increased intake
  • Improved palatability = tighter grazing
  • Increased intake and tighter grazing = optimum grass utilisation
  • Improving palatability is particularly beneficial when grass becomes less digestible or following
    slurry application which can ‘sour’ pastures
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Comparing daily live weight gains of weaned lambs

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Assessing sugar content of grass silage

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Comparing differences in grass forage yield and mineral balance

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Assessing the impact on grazed grass

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Comparing grazed grass

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Comparing grazed grass

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PRODUCT RANGE
SWEETGRASS is a grassland fertiliser range enriched with granular sodium contained within many of our NUTRI-MATCH blends. Below are some example grades:
SWEETGRASS 38-0-0 + 5 SO3 + 5 Na2OA concentrated nitrogen grade to use in early, rotational and aftermath grazing, and for silage
SWEETGRASS 23-0-0 + 5 SO3 + 5 Na2OFor use in early, rotational and aftermath grazing, and for silage
SWEETGRASS 23-0-13 + 5 SO3 + 5 Na2O Ideal for silage or where additional potash is required, e.g. where soil K is low and / or no manure or slurry is applied.
SWEETGRASS K+ 23-0-3.5 + 1.5 MgO + 11.5 SO3 + 5 Na2O + 4 CaOIdeal for silage or where additional potash is required, e.g. where soil K is low and / or no manure or slurry is applied.
The above is for guidance only. Please consult your FACTS Qualified Advisor for a detailed recommendation based on your specific requirements and situation
Need More Technical Information?

The below recommendations are for guidance only. Please consult your FACTS Qualified Advisor for a detailed recommendation based on your specific requirements and situation.

SituationTimingRate
Early grazingApply Sweetgrass 6-8 weeks before turn-out250kg/ha (2 cwt/acre)
Rotational grazingApply Sweetgrass for each grazing cycle at the required N rate in relation to stocking density190-250 kg/ha (1.5-2 cwt/acre)
Aftermath grazingApply Sweetgrass directly after cutting for rapid re-growth of palatable grass190-250 kg/ha (1.5-2 cwt/acre)
SilageApply Sweetgrass 6-8 weeks before cutting375 -625 kg/ha (3-5 cwt/acre)
Need a Carbon Footprint?

Our aim is to provide specific carbon footprints for our products, improving accuracy for recording and reporting. NUTRI-CO2OL, our independently ADAS verified carbon footprint model, was developed to account for changes in raw material sourcing, production and blending sites. 

An indicative carbon footprint for Sweetgrass is below. Contact us quoting the bag code on your bag tie for an accurate carbon footprint.

Need Help to Set Your Spreader?

Need some information to help you set your spreader?

We produce over 13,000 different analyses across our 12 sites from a range of long-term partner suppliers. This makes it difficult for us to supply standard spreader settings.

Our rigorous checks on raw materials enable us to provide some important indicators about our prescription blends to help guide you when setting your spreader.

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