* Under average or better management, soil fertility, moisture and with the optimum endophyte.
When selecting the appropriate endophyte for insect protection, it is important to identify the insect pest that poses the highest risk of pasture damage in your farm system. There are endophytes available that offer protection against the following insect pests:
Learn more about endophyte insect protection and animal safety here.
It is important to identify whether rotational grazing or set stocking will be used, as this will help to determine the most suitable ryegrass. Specifically, diploid and tetraploid ryegrasses perform and grow better under different grazing methods.
Learn more on the advantages and management consideration of diploids and tetraploids here.
Mid-season heading ryegrasses can provide more dry matter yield in early spring. Late season heading ryegrasses produce higher quality feed in late spring. Your farm's ryegrass portfolio should include a range of mid, late and very late heading ryegrasses to deliver a balance of early season growth plus late spring feed quality.
Learn more on selecting the right heading date here.
The classifications cross freely with each other and are best described as a continuum, from extreme annual to extreme perennial. Across a farm, paddocks of shorterlived annual and Italian ryegrasses can complement longer-lived long rotation and perennial ryegrasses, delivering a range of pasture longevity, winter activity and summer quality options
#Platform has been bred, selected and successfully tested as a perennial and will function as a perennial ryegrass. Due to a small number of tip awns, Platform is certified as Lolium boucheanum.