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.