Excess perennial ryegrass is a medium leaved diploid perennial ryegrass bred for very high dry matter production and cool season growth. Excess is ideally suited for maximising dairy production with high dry matter during summer and autumn while equally providing a quality option for intensive sheep and beef properties.
Dry Matter Production Comparison of Excess vs Extreme (Expressed as a Percentage of Extreme AR37)
|Excess: 7 days later than Nui|
Excess perennial ryegrass can be sown at 15-25 kg/ha with Superstrike treated clover.
Excess 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).
Excess perennial ryegrass combines well with other components of a pasture mix (e.g. short rotation ryegrass, cocksfoot and Grasslands Puna II chicory and clover).
Howard farms an intensive 60 ha dairy farm in the heart of the Waikato. Howard says Excess has been a revolution to his pasture management plan. "I have been growing Excess for three years now and it is definitely a 'game changer'. The biggest attribute that Excess has offered is the speed of feed and recovery after a dry spell".