Maverick G2 

short rotation ryegrass

  • High annual yield
  • Excellent summer quality (low aftermath heading)
  • Robust, dense sward with exceptional cool season growth
  • Very good disease resistance and persistence
  • Suited for high quality silage
  • Superior cultivar for undersowing
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 25 kg/ha
  • Heading Date Late - 17 days later than Nui
  • Tetraploid/Diploid Diploid

Maverick GII short rotation ryegrass contains both Italian and perennial ryegrass genetics, and can persist as well as some low endophyte perennial ryegrasses.

DRY matter production

The following dry matter data compares Maverick GII and Maverick Gold (expressed as a percentage of Tabu). Maverick GII, as seen below, establishes well and has excellent spring and summer dry matter production for a short rotation ryegrass.

  Establishment Winter Spring Summer Autumn Total

Maverick G2

101 97 108 106 102 104

Maverick Gold

98 95 103 102 91 99
Tabu 100 100 100 100 100 100

Dry matter production data is an average of five 15 month trials (three from Kimihia Research Centre and two from Gordonton Research Centre, Waikato). The trials were established in autumn 2003, autumn 2004 and autumn 2005 (Kimihia only) and concluded in autumn 2004, autumn 2005 and autumn 2006 respectively.

Sowing & Establishment

Maverick GII short rotation ryegrass can be sown at 15-25 kg/ha as a pure sward with clover, or added to a perennial pasture mix at 4-7 kg/ha. In an undersowing situation, sow Superstrike treated seed at 10-15 kg/ha.

  • Pasture Life 2 - 5 years

Grazing Management

Maverick GII short rotation ryegrass is best suited to rotational grazing. For best persistence, avoid hard grazing over summer.

  • Grazing Method Rotational Grazed – Medium Term

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