Ecotain® environmental plantain is a mineral rich perennial grazing herb. It is fast establishing and tolerant to a wide range of soils. This includes less fertile soils and especially dryland regions of approximately 600 mm rainfall.
Ecotain has a deep coarse root system, which gives it a degree of drought tolerance and the ability to respond quickly after summer dry conditions. Ecotain pastures offer some great animal performance potential for sheep, beef and dairy farmers, particularly in winter and spring, as well as supporting a high level of animal health, reduced incidence of dags in sheep and good micro-nutrient supply (Zn, Cu, Se, MG, Ca, K).
Pure stands of Ecotain can be used during lambing to increase lamb and ewe weights at weaning. It can also be used for lamb or beef finishing systems and in dairy enterprises. Ecotain has been shown to reduce nitrate leaching by up to 89% in lysimeter studies, benefiting your farm and the environment*. Ecotain can be sown alone as a pure stand or recommended in perennial pasture mixes, especially medium term, quality finishing mixes.