Organic farming


UAB - Organic forage crops

Even more energy and protein in meslin! M-EP is a ready-to-use mix of 2 complementary legumes to be combined with cereals (triticale, oats, etc.) for harvesting as silage, hay or grain.

Fonctionnal benefits

  • Agronomic benefits of introducing legumes into the rotation.
  • Increased and more secure yields;
  • Improved feed value

Benefits in detail

Agronomic advantages of the composition :

  • enhances the value of low-potential plots ;
  • produces a cover crop that suppresses weeds ;
  • requires little nitrogen fertilisation;
  • less susceptible to disease thanks to the combination
  • constitutes a good precedent thanks to the legumes.

Nutritional benefits of the composition :

  • increases and secures yield (8 to 12 t M.S/ha) ;
  • improves feed values compared with pure cereals (more UF and PDI);
  • provides digestive fibre;
  • allows better control of M.S. levels at harvest.


  • M-EP can be harvested as silage or grain.
  • For silage or wraps, the M-EP + cereals combination can be harvested from the early flowering stage of the legumes (early May) to the milky-doughy grain stage of the cereals (June).
  • For silage, aim for an M.S. rate of 30 to 35%;
  • For wrapping, aim for an M.S. rate of 45 to 55%.


Non-contractual document. The information contained in this document is given for guidance only and may vary according to soil and climate conditions. The varieties included in the mix may vary according to availability.