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Perennial, long rotation, short rotation, italian and annual ryegrass

The ryegrass range consists of the following, although we can source many other varieties for customers if required.

PERENNIAL RYEGRASS

AberDart, AberMagic, Alto, Bealey, Commando, Extreme, Hillary, Kamo, Kingston, Nui, One50, Ruanui, Samson, Stellar, Super Nui, Trojan, Ultra

Listed alongside each cultivar is their: “Ploidy, Endophyte types and Heading dates”.

Cultivars are positioned according to heading date.

Medium ~ fine leaved, densely tillered cultivar.

High year round yield with strong winter and early spring growth, as well as excellent summer and autumn yield.

Late heading date.

Excellent persistence.

Good resistance to rust and plant pulling.

KINGSTON | Diploid | WE/Standard | -3 days

  • Medium/fine leaved and densely tillered.
  • Suitable where early spring production is required.
  • Good grazing tolerance under sheep, cattle and deer.
  • Performs under a variety of environmental conditions.
  • Has tolerance to acid soils containing aluminium.

NUI & SUPER NUI | Diploid | WE/Standard | Zero days

  • Medium leaf size and tiller density.
  • Mid season heading date.
  • Persists under set stocking and a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Most widely sown of any perennial ryegrass.
  • Super Nui is tested as high endophyte

RUANUI | Diploid | WE | Zero days

  • Fine leaved, densely tillered cultivar.
  • Old cultivar, only available without endophyte.
  • Suited to low – medium fertility situations.
  • Mid season heading date, persists under set stocking.
  • Susceptible to Argentine Stem Weevil attack.

KAMO | Diploid | AR37  | Zero days

  • A fine leaved, densely tillered cultivar.
  • Mid season heading date.
  • Withstands hard grazing.
  • Suitable in low-medium fertility situations.

EXTREME |  Diploid | WE/AR1/AR37 | Zero days

  • Medium-broad leaved cultivar with high tiller density.
  • Mid season heading date.
  • Bred for high DM production, cool season activity and low aftermath heading.
  • Better suited to rotational grazing systems, particularly during periods when under stress.

PACIFIC | Diploid | WE/Standard | +1 day

  • Densely tillered, fine leaf cultivar.
  • Suitable for lower fertility situations.
  • Performs under a variety of grazing systems, and will recover well from hard grazing.

COMMANDO | Diploid | WE/AR1/AR37 | + 1 day

  • Medium leaved cultivar with medium tiller density.
  • Mid season heading date.
  • Suited to dairy, beef and intensive sheep farming systems.
  • Provides both cool season and warm season growth.

SAMSON | Diploid | WE/Standard/AR1/AR37 | + 3 days

  • Medium leaf size and tiller density with semi-erect growth habit.
  • Mid season heading date.
  • Versatile performer with high rust resistance.
  • Establishes rapidly and is suitable for all classes of livestock.

HILLARY | Diploid |  AR1  | +4 days

  • Fine leaved with high tiller density.
  • Mid season heading date.
  • Bred for persistence in extensive grazing systems.
  • Performs at its best in medium/high fertility situations.

ARROW | Diploid | WE/AR1 | + 7 days

  • Highly tillered with medium-erect growth habit.
  • Medium/late heading date.
  • Improved winter and early spring growth.
  • Ideal where early spring growth is required.
  • Clover production is enhanced due to its more erect growth habit.

STELLAR | Diploid | WE/AR1 | + 8 days

  • Fine leaved with very high tiller density.
  • Medium/late heading date.
  • Exceptionally low aftermath heading.
  • Suitable where persistence is a high priority.

ALTO | Diploid  | WE/AR1 | + 14 days

  • A densely tillered cultivar with semi-erect growth.
  • Late heading date.
  • Excellent year round growth, suited to all farming systems.
  • Reduced aftermath heading gives better feed quality in late spring.
  • Has a high persistence rating.

ABERMAGIC HSG | Diploid | WE/ARI | +15 days

  • High quality feed suitable for all stock types.
  • Deep and vigorous root system.
  • Late heading date.
  • Fine leaved and densely tillered with reduced aftermath heading.
  • Good winter and spring production.

ABERDART HSG | Diploid | WE/ARI | +15 days

  • High year round yield with strong spring, summer and autumn growth.
  • Trials show higher sugar content in leaf blade and sheath.
  • Shows good stock preference in trials.
  • Late heading date with reduced aftermath heading.

TROJAN | Diploid | NEA2 | + 16 days

  • Medium -fine leaved, densely tillered cultivar.
  • High year round yield with strong winter and early spring growth, as well as excellent summer and autumn yield.
  • Late heading date.
  • Excellent persistence.
  • Good resistance to rust and plant pulling.

ULTRA | Diploid | AR1 | + 20 days

  • Fine leaved, densely tillered cultivar.
  • Late heading date.
  • Combines the best traits of ryegrass production and meadow fescue feed quality.
  • Bred for increased levels of winter and spring production.

ONE50 | Diploid | WE/AR1 | + 20 days

  • Medium leaf size and tiller density.
  • Late heading date.
  • Well suited to dairy, beef and lamb finishing systems.
  • Has high yield potential which will be best realised in higher fertility conditions.

BEALEY | Tetraploid | WE/NEA2 | + 25 days

  • Larger leaves and medium tiller density as is consistent with tetraploids.
  • Very late heading date cultivar.
  • Erect growth habit allows good clover production.
  • High palatability enhances stock performance.
  • Requires rotational grazing.

LONG ROTATION RYEGRASS

Banquet II, Matrix, Ohau, Supreme Plus

Listed alongside each cultivar is their “Ploidy, Endophyte types and Heading dates”. Cultivars are positioned according to heading date.

OHAU | Tetraploid | WE/AR1 | + 8 days

  • Large leaved cultivar with 75% perennial and 25% Italian genetics.
  • Medium/late heading date.
  • Highly palatable with high feed value.
  • Strong winter/early spring growth.
  • Performs best in medium/high fertility soils.

SUPREME PLUS | Diploid | WE/AR1 | + 15 days

  • Fine to medium leaf size with high tiller density.
  • Late heading date.
  • Suitable for South Island conditions.
  • Will give good summer growth in medium/high fertility conditions where reliable moisture levels exist.

BANQUET II | Tetraploid | WE/Endo S | + 18 days

  • High tiller density.
  • Late heading date.
  • Bred with emphasis on increased sugar content and digestibility.
  • Suited to dairying and intensive sheep systems.
  • Rotational grazing will allow better persistence.

MATRIX | Tetraploid | WE/Endo S | +23 days

  • Finer leaved with 8% meadow fescue in parentage.
  • Very late heading.

SHORT ROTATION RYEGRASS

Delish, Manawa, Maverick GII, Momentum, Shogun

Listed alongside each cultivar is their: “Ploidy, Endophyte types and Heading dates”. Cultivars are positioned according to heading date.

DELISH | Tetraploid | WE/AR1 | +9 days

  • Fine leaved, densely tillered cultivar with high palatability.
  • Late heading cultivar.
  • Bred for improved disease resistance and persistence.
  • Low aftermath heading maximises late spring/summer pasture quality.
  • Expected persistence of 3-5 years in areas with good summer rainfall and higher fertility.

MANAWA | Diploid | WE | +15 days

  • Medium leaved cultivar with medium tiller density.
  • Late heading date.
  • Older variety also sometimes referred to as “H1”.
  • Ideal addition to perennial pasture mixes, providing increased yield during pasture establishment phase.
  • Will persist in low/medium fertility situations better than other short rotation ryegrasses.

MAVERICK GII | Diploid | WE | +17 days

  • Fine leaved and densely tillered.
  • Late heading date.
  • Will persist 3-5 years depending on conditions and insect pressure.
  • Low aftermath heading gives extended pasture quality late spring/early summer.

MOMENTUM | Diploid | WE | +17 days

  • Fine leaved and densely tillered.
  • Late heading cultivar with low aftermath heading.
  • Suitable for all types of stock.
  • Bred for broad disease tolerance.
  • Long growing season.

SHOGUN | Tetraploid | NEA | +26 days

  • Excellent summer quality combined with good cool season growth.
  • Very late heading.
  • Little aftermath heading.

ITALIAN RYEGRASS

Crusader, Feast II, Moata, Prime, Sonik, Tabu, Warrior

Listed alongside each cultivar is their: “Ploidy, Endophyte types and Heading dates. Cultivars are positioned according to heading date.

WARRIOR | Diploid | +12 days

  • Medium term Italian type with high tiller density.
  • Late heading date.
  • Excellent winter production with improved spring/summer performance.
  • Shows high tolerance to rust.

TABU | Diploid | +13 days

  • The most consistently high yielding Italian type available.
  • Rapid establishment means it can be used as a single crop or direct drilled into runout pasture.
  • Provides high winter and spring growth.
  • Will last for 2-3 years depending on conditions.

ACCELERATE | Diploid | + 15 days

  • An erect type with high tiller density.
  • Late heading cultivar with excellent spring growth.
  • Productive in a wide range of conditions.
  • Suitable for all classes of stock.

MOATA | Tetraploid | + 16 days

  • Older biennial cultivar with large leaves and erect growth habit.
  • Quick establishment and good winter/spring growth.
  • Highly palatable so requires rotational grazing to avoid plants being ‘chewed out’.
  • Can be used in beef, dairy and sheep farming systems for grazing and/or baleage.

VELOCITY | Tetraploid | +17 days

  • Broad leaved and medium tillered cultivar.
  • Late heading date.
  • Adaptable to a wide range of conditions.
  • Has proven high energy levels compared to other Italians.

FEAST II  | Tetraploid | +17 days

  • Finer leaved tetraploid that has rapid and reliable establishment.
  • Late heading date keeps pasture quality higher for longer into late spring/early summer.
  • Ideal for high quality baleage or grazing.
  • Shows better disease resistance compared to other Italians.

SONIK | Diploid | + 17days

  • A fine leaved, very densely tillered, late heading cultivar.
  • Has fast establishment and quick regrowth.
  • A good all year round performer suited to all farming systems.
  • More persistent under rotational grazing but will tolerate set stocking for short periods.

ANNUAL RYEGRASS

Archie, Progrow, Sultan, Tama, Zoom

Listed alongside each cultivar is their: “Ploidy, Endophyte types and Heading dates. Cultivars are positioned according to heading date.

PROGROW | Diploid | +13 days

  • Older Westerwold variety suitable for short term use as winter feed, grazing or baleage.
  • Quick establishing, with medium leaf size and tiller density.
  • Late heading date.
  • Shows excellent grazing tolerance and regrowth from heavy winter grazing.

TAMA | Tetraploid | +13 days

  • Broad leaved erect growing tetraploid with lower number of tillers.
  • Late season heading date.
  • Has rapid autumn establishment followed by very good cold season growth.
  • High palatability makes this cultivar ideal for winter feed or baleage in spring.

ARCHIE | Tetraploid | +13 days

  • Rapid establishing tetraploid ideal for winter feed.
  • Late heading date.
  • Will last 6-8 months.

SULTAN | Diploid | +15 days

  • Fast establishment followed by strong autumn, winter and spring growth.
  • Versatile end use – grazing or baleage.
  • Late heading date with excellent palatability.
  • Bred for disease tolerance.

ZOOM | Tetraploid  | +16 days

  • A densely tillered, highly palatable annual ryegrass.
  • Ideal for winter feed due to outstanding cool season performance.
  • Best used as winter feed crop or cut for hay/baleage.
  • Late heading with low aftermath heading.