Long rotation ryegrass
The growth and persistence of long rotation grasses are usually positioned between perennial and hybrid ryegrasses. Long rotation ryegrass cultivars can vary considerably in type but are generally most suited to summer wet areas.
Jeta Edge - Tetraploid with strong winter and early spring growth. Heading date; + 7 days.
Ohau AR1/AR37 - Tetraploid with strong spring growth. Late heading; + 8 days.
Hybrid ryegrasses are commonly referred to as short rotation ryegrasses. These are a cross between Italian ryegrass and perennial ryegrass, with their properties balanced between.
Winter production of a hybrid is superior to long rotation or perennial ryegrasses. Most cultivars can last up to 5 years in summer wet environments and around 2-3 years in summer dry areas.
Delish AR1 - Tetraploid with good summer forage quality (low aftermath heading). Mid-season heading; + 9 days
Maverick GII NE - Diploid. Robust, dense sward with good cool season growth. Late heading; + 17 days
Perun - Festulolium comprised of 67% Italian and 33% Meadow Fescue. Fast winter-spring growth. Late heading; +12 days.
Shogun NEA/LE - Quick establishment and exceptional DM yields. Very late heading; +26 days.
Italian Ryegrass is mainly used as a short term winter crop that will allow numerous grazings in winter and spring. It’s commonly undersowen into pasture to enhance winter and early spring performance. In summer mild locations, it can last 2-3 years with irrigation, and in summer dry areas lasts around 12-18 months.
Accelerate - Diploid with good cool season production, excellent summer production and second year recovery. Late flowering, +12 days.
Assett AR37 - Densely tillered diploid with excellent establishment, second year production potential and winter growth. Heading date mid-season, +14 days.
Feast II - Tetraploid with excellent dry matter production, summer quality and palatability. Late heading date, + 17 days.
Indulgence - Dense and finely tillered Diploid.
Lush AR37 - Quick establishing tetraploid. Exceptional summer yield and quality with good second year production. Late heading, +17 days
Moata Cert. - Tetraploid
Perseus Edge - Festulolium - a cross between Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue. Productive, quick growth over winter & spring with improved summer survival. Perseus has a slightly higher percentage of Italian ryegrass genetics than Perun.
Perun - Festulolium - a cross between Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue. Productive, quick growth over winter & spring with improved summer survival.
Sonik - A fine leafed, densely tillered diploid. Late heading, + 17 days.
Tabu + - A fast establishing, high yielding, diploid with good cool season growth. Most suitable as a 8-12 month high performance crop.
Vibe - A persistent and high yielding diploid with low aftermath heading. Late heading, +27 days.
Annual ryegrasses have the least persistence when compared to other ryegrasses. They're generally used as a winter crop for 6-8 months before sowing a summer crop.
Hogan - Tetraploid with rapid establishment and excellent DM yield in winter and spring.
Jivet - Tetraploid Westerwold cultivar with excellent winter production and quality silage. Has good spring quality and performance with a late finish.
Sultan - Fast establishing diploid Westerwold cultivar with excellent palatability.
Winter Star - Tetraploid that’s quick establishing and high yielding. Heading date: +9 days.
Zoom - Tetraploid Westerwolds cultivar. Densely tillered and highly palatable with good growth over autumn, winter and spring Late heading: +16 days.