Delish tetraploid short rotation ryegrass is a high yielding,fine leaved and densely tillered tetraploid short rotation(hybrid) ryegrass bred for improved disease resistanceand persistence as well as low aftermath heading. Thelate heading date and low aftermath heading of Delishtetraploid short rotation ryegrass means it has excellentlate spring/summer pasture quality.
Delish tetraploid short rotation ryegrass seed is heavier than diploid seed, so ideally should be sown at a 40% higher rate than diploid cultivars. Sow at a minimum of 22 kg/ha in a mix with Superstrike treated clover, or added to a perennial pasture mix such as Base tetraploid perennial ryegrass at 4-7 kg/ha. In an undersowing situation, sow Superstrike treated seed at 14 kg/ha. Delish performs best on sites with reasonable soil moisture and medium to high fertility.
As with all grasses, overgrazing of Delish tetraploid short rotation ryegrass should be avoided. Given the higher palatability of Delish, stock may graze it to lower residuals than diploid ryegrasses.
Michael and Emma Sutherland have been using Delish AR1 short rotation ryegrass for several years now and find its quality combined with its excellent growth paramount in the finishing of their lambs and cattle. Michael says “that Delish is a very palatable and clover friendly pasture option because of being a Tetraploid.”