3 April 2020

Seed Quality

LESS WEED SEEDS AND MORE LIVE SEEDS IN EVERY BAG!

When it comes to grass seed quality, our no-compromise approach is simple – we aim to deliver less weed seeds and more live seeds than any other company. By specifying the Sinclair McGill brand, you really can make a significant difference to the performance of your new ley mixture.

THE CORNERSTONE OF A SUCCESSFUL LEY IS A TOP QUALITY SEED MIXTURE FROM THE SINCLAIR MCGILL RANGE

GERMINATION STANDARDS
Species EU HVS Sinclair McGill Target
Perennial Ryegrass 80% 80% 90%
Italian Ryegrass 75% 75% 85%
Hybrid Ryegrass 75% 75% 85%
POSSIBLE WEED CONTENT IN AN OFFICIAL SAMPLE OF PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (60g of seed)
Weed EU HVS Sinclair McGill Target
Docks* 5 5 Less than 1
Couch* 120 10 Less than 1
Blackgrass* 100 10 Less than 1

* Note: There is no EU standard or test for blackgrass or couch in 60gm so the figures quoted are an estimate based on our laboratory experience.

POSSIBLE INERT MATERIAL IN 10 ACRES OF PERENNIAL RYEGRASS
Inert Material EU HVS Sinclair McGill
Dead Seed 30 kilos 30 kilos 7 kilos*
Impurities 6 kilos 3 kilos 1 kilo*

* Note: Based on the laboratory analysis of our own contract crops and 10 acres being equivalent to 150 kilos of seed.

PURITY STANDARDS
Species EU HVS Sinclair McGill
Perennial Ryegrass 96% 98% 98% +
Italian Ryegrass 96% 98% 98% +
Hybrid Ryegrass 96% 98% 98% +