Emerald Turf & Forage produces and provides improved turf, forage and cover crop seeds to the wholesale market

Six Point Chicory

Six Point is a premium feed source for production livestock as well as wildlife. It’s deep taproot and drought tolerance makes Six Point an ideal perennial nutrition source.

We are the global leader in production and supply of our proprietary variety, Six Point Chicory.

For livestock, chicory is a nutritional powerhouse, boasting high protein content and a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals. It aids in improving animal health and weight gain while reducing the risk of digestive issues such as bloat. Furthermore, chicory’s anthelmintic properties help control internal parasites naturally, reducing the need for chemical dewormers.

Chicory serves as a valuable food source for various species, including deer, rabbits, and wild turkey.

Its hardiness and ability to regrow quickly make it an excellent option for creating wildlife food plots and improving habitat. Overall, chicory’s adaptability, nutritional value, and positive impact on both livestock and wildlife make it a valuable addition to forage systems.

Product Details

  • Nutritional Value: Chicory is rich in protein, with levels ranging from 15% to 35%, making it an excellent forage option for livestock.
  • Deep Taproot: Chicory features a deep taproot system, which allows it to access water and nutrients from deep in the soil, making it drought-resistant.
  • Mineral Content: Chicory is a good source of essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, contributing to livestock health and growth.
  • Vitamin Content: It contains vitamins A, C, and K, which are beneficial for animal nutrition and overall health.
  • Bloat Mitigation: Chicory has been found to reduce the risk of bloat in grazing animals due to its tannin content.
  • Anthelmintic Properties: Chicory exhibits natural anthelmintic properties, helping to control internal parasites in livestock.

These statistics highlight the versatility and benefits of chicory as a forage plant for both agricultural and wildlife management purposes.

Improved performance with Six Point Two (6.2) Chicory.

The recent debut of our newest variety has further improved upon drought tolerance, and proven to produce a more uniform crop of forage material with smooth, highly palatable leaves for wild animals and livestock alike.

  • Wildlife Attraction: Chicory serves as a valuable food source for various wildlife species, including deer, rabbits, and wild turkey.
  • Forage Persistence: Chicory can persist as a forage crop for multiple years, making it a sustainable and cost-effective choice for pastures and food plots.
  • Regrowth Capacity: Chicory regrows quickly after grazing or mowing, ensuring a continuous food source for both livestock and wildlife.
  • Soil Adaptability: It can thrive in a wide range of soil types, making it a versatile choice for diverse agricultural and wildlife habitat applications.
  • Disease Resistance: Chicory is relatively resistant to many common plant diseases, reducing the need for chemical interventions.
  • Habitat Improvement: Chicory can be used to enhance wildlife habitat and promote biodiversity by providing a source of forage and cover for various species.