Astro Annual Ryegrass

Astro Annual Ryegrass, bred by DLF Seeds, is a early maturing (+3 days) tetraploid annual ryegrass with exceptional seeding vigour and grows late into the season.


Astro Annual Ryegrass continues to be a great low cost option when quick winter feed is the priority. Astro’s excellent seedling vigour combined with early maturity provides growers the option of early winter to spring grazing along with an early cut of silage enabling timely preparation for sowing of summer forage crops.

The combination of impressive seasonal dry matter yields and fast post grazing recovery means Astro can be relied on to supply quality feed during those times of the year when you need it most.

  • Good seedling vigour and pasture establishment
  • Rapid post grazing recovery
  • Bred for improved rust and leaf spot resistance
  • Early heading ryegrass suited to silage/early hay production

Variety Astro Annual Ryegrass
Species Annual Ryegrass
Ploidy Tetraploid
Sowing rate 25-40 kg/ha
Sowing rate (mix) 20-25kg/ha with legume component
Heading Date Early +3 days to Nui=0
Winter activity Very high
Minimum rainfall 500mm
Unit size 25kg, 1000kg