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Product Description

Blade Italian Ryegrass has high winter and spring yields to help minimise feed deficits and provide bulk feed when you need it.

Insect tolerance
None.

Blade Italian Ryegrass

Physical Description

A broad leafed, densely tillered, diploid Italian ryegrass bred for fast establishment and very strong year-round growth.

Why Use Blade Italian Ryegrass

  • Rapid establishment and re-growth.
  • High yield performance across all seasons.
  • Very late heading (+24 days).
  • Very good disease resistance.
Persistence 1 - 2 years Winter Activity Very high
Sowing Rate 20 - 25 kg/ha Heading Date 24
Minimm Rainfall 500+ mL Rust Resistence 9

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Product Sizes available

  • 25 kg

Delivery Options

  • Pickup
  • Freight to farm

Important Information

  • Details

    Blade Italian ryegrass is suitable for short term pastures (1-2 years) or for over-sowing into run-out or damaged pastures to extend their life.

    It is very late heading (+24 days), with very good disease resistance and will maintain feed quality for up to ten days longer into spring/summer than traditional Italian ryegrass varieties. This makes it ideally suited for improved milk yields and livestock finishing around this time.

  • Suitability and use

    Recommended for use with all high performance systems and livestock types (sheep, cattle, horses, deer, and goats) as a specialist short term (1-2 year) pasture, or for over-sowing into run-out or damaged pastures to extend their life.

  • Endophytes

    Make sure you are using the correct endophyte for your needs. Endophytes provide insect tolerance against the following pests:

    GrubOUT® U2
    Agrentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult and larva), black field cricket, grass grub (larva), porina caterpillar, and root aphid.

    AR1
    Argentine stem weevil, pasture mealy bug.

    AR37
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), pasture mealy bug, porina caterpillar, and root aphid.
    Can cause grass staggers in sheep and deer.

    NEA2
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), and pasture mealy bug. Limited tolerance to root aphid.

    Endo5
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), and pasture mealy bug. Limited tolerance to root aphid.

    Standard/high endophyte
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), and pasture mealy bug. Limited tolerance to root aphid.
    Can cause grass staggers in all livestock.

    Low/nil endophyte
    No insect tolerance.