Lush tetraploid Italian ryegrass provides exceptional summer yield and quality (low 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.
Lush AR37 is perfect for undersowing into dairy pastures and intensive sheep/beef systems or as part of a pasture mix. For undersowing, Lush AR37 should be sown at a minimum of 14 kg/ha using Superstrike® treated seed.
Pasture Life: 18-24 month option
Dry Matter Production Comparison of Lush AR37 versus Feast® II (Expressed as a Percentage of Feast II)
Data are the mean from six completed trials sown in Puturau, Waikato (3) and Lincoln, Canterbury (3). Completed trials ran for two years. Data was analysed using Genstat.
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.
*It should be noted that Lush AR37 may cause ryegrass staggers. For more information on AR37 visit the website linked below.
Tom has grown Lush AR37 in both undersowing situations and as a pure sward and it has delivered a lot of quality feed. "It accumulates bulk volume without compromising on quality (even in January) - and the cows love it!" says Tom.