Rely

Perennial Ryegrass

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Rely perennial ryegrass
  • Strongly persistent (AR37)
  • Mid-season heading (0 days same as Nui)
  • Good rust tolerance
  • Very good summer, autumn and winter growth
  • Fine leaf and dense tillers

Farm Type
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 25 kg/ha
  • Tetraploid/Diploid Diploid
Rely is a versatile diploid perennial ryegrass with fine leaves and dense tillers bred to cater for a range of environments. Rely is suitable for dairy farms in more challenging environments or for sheep and beef systems.  Rely can tolerate lower fertility and periods of set stocking.

Heading Date

Rely
Early Mid-Season  Late  Very Late 
  Rely: Same as Nui     

Sowing & Establishment

Rely perennial ryegrass can be sown at 15-25 kg/ha with Superstrike treated clover.


  • Soil Fertility High (Olsen P 18+)
  • Pasture Life 5 years+

Grazing Management

Rely perennial ryegrass will produce and persist better under rotational grazing. Avoid hard set-stocking during periods of stress (e.g. droughts, low fertility and insect attack).


  • Grazing Method Rotational Grazed – Long Term

Mix Suitability

Rely perennial ryegrass combines well with other components of a pasture mix (e.g. short rotation ryegrass, cocksfoot, Grasslands Puna II chicory and clover).

Jess has found Rely to work well under both set stocking and rotational grazing. Jess set stocked their triplet bearing ewes on 9 ha where the ewes put on condition. Through summer Jess had fat lambs on rotation between Rely and native pastures and found Rely could handle a higher stocking rate and bounced back faster. Rely will be used in their pasture renewal programme because of its persistency and excellent regrowth. 

Jess donaldson, king country

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