Dairy, beef and sheep. Short-term winter and spring feed.
Tetraploid annual ryegrass that maximises winter and spring production, with the extra benefit of late spring quality and growth
- Rapid establishment
- Fast regrowth during winter
- Extended spring growth
- Increased winter and spring feed
- High stock performance
- Extended production window
- Heading date +18 days
|Heading Date||+ 18 days|
|Life Span||< 1 years|
|Seeding Rate - Dryland (kg/ha)||10 - 15|
|Seeding Rate - High Rainfall/Irrigation (kg/ha)||25 - 30|
|Hard Seed Level 1 = Least Hard 10 = Most Hard • Burr Burial Strength 1 = Very Weak 10 = Very Strong|
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- Very strong cool season growth and good nutritive value
Hairless; blades up to 400 times 12 millimetres; young leaves rolled in bud.
Spike up to 30 centimetres long; spikelets edge-on to the rachis which is recessed opposite each spikelet; 10 to 20 florets/spikelet, laterally flattened up to 25 millimetres long. Straight, fine awn up to 10 millimetres.
230,000 to 250,000 tetraploid.
Pasture Type and Use
Short term pasture and high-yielding silage/hay crop.
Greater than 600 millimetres+.
Medium-heavy texture; high fertility.
Annual ryegrass and forage cereals.
Medic, red and persian clovers. Other: Forage brassicas.
10 to 15 kilograms per hectare.
20 to 30 kilograms per hectare.
P and N.
Especially P and N.
Well suited to fodder conservation. Strip or rotational grazing facilitates efficient utilisation and maximum regrowth. Graze at 2.5 to 3 leaf stage.
Will spread from seed; seed set will occur if ungrazed/not cut and this will be associated with a substantial trade off in nutritive value.
Low unless allowed to set seed.
Red and black-headed cockchafer, black field cricket, white-fringed weevil, African black beetle, corbies, underground grass caterpillar.
High winter growth; rapid spring growth preflowering early summer.
The ryegrass endophyte (Neotyphodium lolii) is not present in Italian ryegrass.