Excess is a medium leaved, diploid perennial ryegrass bred specifically for tougher environments. It produces exceptionally high dry matter yields and the mid-season heading date provides an earlier flush of spring growth which makes it ideal for lambing and calving.
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 soil 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".