Italian ryegrass

  • Robust diploid Italian ryegrass
  • Super-fast establishment
  • Excellent late spring/early summer production
  • High yields of quality feed


Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 15 kg/ha
  • Heading Date Late - 20 days after Nui
  • Tetraploid/Diploid Diploid

Supercruise is a new diploid Italian ryegrass for the New Zealand market. Displaying all the required attributes of a high quality diploid Italian ryegrass Supercruise has the endurance to go the distance. If you are looking for a cost effective short term pasture or a reliable option for undersowing into worn out perennial pastures Supercruise is the grass for you.


Sowing & Establishment

Supercruise Italian ryegrass may be used as a specialist feed sown at a minimum of 18 kg/ha or undersown into existing pasture at a minimum of 10-15 kg/ha with Superstrike treated seed to improve establishment.


Grazing Management

Supercruise Italian ryegrass is best suited to rotational grazing. For best persistence, avoid hard grazing over summer.


Daniel Nichol Supercruise

Daniel has used Supercruise as a 'forage crop' to provide bulk-quality feed on the main station and run-off block on the Taieri. As a crop it is allowing 12-24 months feed while allowing the opportunity to clean up weed issues for lucerne and permanent pasture. The run-off block is primarily for finishing cattle/silage and the Supercruise on the station is for all stock. 

daniel nichol, otago

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