Lush

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  • The first tetraploid Italian ryegrass available with AR37 endophyte
  • Ideal for undersowing into those opened up and thinned out pastures or as part of a pasture mix
  • Quick out of the ground - fast time to first grazing
  • One of the highest yielding New Zealand bred Italian tetraploids ever seen
  • Exceptional summer yield and quality (reduced aftermath heading)
  • Strong second year production - better than traditional Italians.
  • Luscious feed, for longer
  • Exceptional rust tolerence for better consumption by stock
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 14 kg/ha
  • Heading Date Late - 17 days later than Nui
  • Tetraploid/Diploid Tetraploid
Lush tetraploid Italian ryegrass provides exceptional summer yield and quality (reduced aftermath heading). Lush has strong second year production, better than traditional Italians, growing luscious feed for longer. Lush has exceptional rust tolerance for better consumption by stock. Rarely has an Italian tetraploid ryegrass shown such superb summer feed quality, high yield potential and persistence.

Aftermath Heading

Lush

Less aftermath heading means Lush with AR37 provides stock with exceptional quality summer feed. 

Sowing & Establishment

Lush AR37 is perfect for under sowing into dairy pastures and intensive sheep or beef systems or as part of a pasture mix. For under sowing Lush AR37 should be sown at a minimum of 14 kg/ha using Superstrike treated seed.
 
  • Soil Fertility High (Olsen P 18+)
  • Pasture Life 2 - 5 years

Grazing Management

It should be noted that Lush with AR37 may cause ryegrass staggers.
 
  • Grazing Method Rotational Grazed – Medium Term

PERSISTENCE

Lush tetraploid Italian ryegrass comes with AR37 endophyte. AR37 endophyte has been shown to provide superior pest protection from Argentine Stem Weevil, Pasture Mealy Bug, Black Beetle, Root Aphid and Porina in both diploid and tetraploid long rotation and perennial ryegrasses. Lush AR37 showed greater persistency than Feast II in PGG Wrightson Seeds’ trials in both Canterbury and Waikato.
“Undersowing Lush provided a noticeable difference in pasture production. We have previously used Feast II, and Lush was a great progression being a tetraploid and with AR37 endophyte. Our Lush paddock is positioned right outside our house and has been outstanding to watch the growth.”
Michael & Kaye Davison, Waikato

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