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Matrix is a thoroughly proven, high performing and uniquely different Enhanced ® perennial ryegrass variety of meadow fescue and perennial ryegrass parentage, having high ME and digestibility and with very high year-round yields, strong winter / early spring activity, and very late heading (+23 days) for improved quality in late spring.
Australian bred under tough conditions.
Base AR37 is a new late maturing, high yielding, densely tillered ryegrass resistant to a number of Australia’s major pasture pests. Base AR37 has high seasonal production in autumn and winter and responds well to summer rainfall.
The versatile perennial allrounder
Reward is a newer generation tetraploid perennial ryegrass with Endo5 endophyte bred for the Australian farmer.
Reward is ideally suited to a broad range of farming systems including sheep, beef and dairy, making it a great all-round option. It is late maturing which means high quality feed for longer, especially at times when feed is needed most.
LATE HEADING PERENNIAL RYEGRASS
Superior Yield Performance
Ultra has strong year-round production, but with exceptional late winter, early spring growth; Ultra features the animal safe AR1 endophyte, which makes it a great option for senstive stock types.
Exceptional late heading
Halo AR37 is a late-heading tetraploid perennial ryegrass with very strong year-round performance and persistence. It produces a medium leaf size and increased tiller density, contributing to its summer quality and exceptional growth.
MID HEADING PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (-5 to +7 days)
Rely AR1 is a versatile diploid perennial ryegrass with fine leaves and dense tillers bred to cater for a wide range of environments. Rely AR1 features the equine safe endophyte, an excellent option for no staggers in equine and goat classes of livestock
Reliable, persistent performer
Mid-heading diploid with impressive seeding vigour to provide rapid establishment. Somerset is +3 days heading compared to Nui, so can work well in lower rainfall areas.
General purpose ryegrass
Nui is an older cultivar however it has passed the test of time used as a general purpose ryegrass. Nui is now used as a comparison ryegrass in trials to gain a better understanding of growth peaks of other varieties.
EARLY HEADING PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (-6 days)
Good rust resistance and proven high winter production
Ready to graze in 55-85 days and with standard endophyte it provides protection against a range of pasture pests
Not as productive or rust resistant as newer varieties but can be used in areas where high production is not an issue, or as part of a mix to help with persistence.
Good winter and early spring production. Suited to marginal perennial ryegrass areas of 550+mm rainfall. Summer dormant to enhance long-term persistence
PERENNIAL RYEGRASS OVERVIEW
Perennial ryegrass/long rotation ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is an ideal choice for long term pastures – delivering all year round pasture for all grazing systems with rapid establishment, high yields and high nutrient value.
Perennial ryegrass, the mainstay of pasture-based dairy farming in southern Australia, is relatively easy and quick to establish and tolerates a range of management practices – which gives it flexibility in most pasture systems.
As a foundation to permanent pasture mixes, perennial ryegrass combines well with a range of legumes, including clover. It is recommended that clovers are added when sowing a new pasture of perennial ryegrass as this will aid in available nitrogen which will feed the ryegrass throughout the growing season. Clovers also offer higher levels or protein and energy than most perennial ryegrasses and when in a mix, increase the quality of feed being offered to animals.
- Ideal for grazing - thrives under good management
- Perennial - grows all year around if sufficient soil moisture
- High nutritional value
- Minimal disease threat
- Minimal pest threat
- Can be conserved for silage
Endophytes in grass play an important role in resisting insect attack in pasture but there is a price to pay in ryegrass staggers and reduced animal performance. There are a number of factors to consider when determining the correct endophyte for your situation.
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