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Product Description

Diploid Enhanced® inter-species cross of perennial ryegrass and meadow fescue parentage.

Matrix Enhanced® Perennial Ryegrass

Physical Description

Diploid Enhanced® inter-species cross of perennial ryegrass and meadow fescue parentage.

Why Use Matrix Enhanced® Perennial Ryegrass

  • A thoroughly proven, reliable, very late heading perennial inter-species cross.
  • High pasture quality and palatability.
  • Very good persistence and disease resistance.

AGRONOMIC TRAITS

PERSISTENCE 5+ years WINTER ACTIVITY Very high
SOWING RATE 16 - 20 kg/ha HEADING DATES (DAYS OF CF NUI) + 23
MINIMUM RAINFALL 500+ mL RUST RESISTANCE (1=SUSCEPTIBLE 9=RESISTANCE) 9

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Product Sizes available

  • 25 kg

Delivery Options

  • Pickup
  • Freight to farm

Important Information

  • BENEFITS

    Very late heading (+23 days) for carrying pasture quality late into spring.

    Strong persistence.

    Fast re-growth response after drought.

  • WHERE IT FITS

    Standard Endophyte
    Suited to regions where pasture persistence is a problem, particularly due to pasture pest predation. Has proven particularly popular in Waikato and Northland with farmers looking for improved pasture persistence.

    Suitable for use as a high performing grass under rotational grazing and set stocking in high rainfall, irrigated and dryland regions. Standard Endophyte containing grasses can cause grass staggers in late summer and autumn, and should not be used with highly susceptible stock such as deer or horses.

    Insect deterrence: Black beetle adults, Argentine stem weevil, pasture mealy bug, limited tolerance to root aphid.

    Low Endophyte
    Suited to cooler, wetter regions such as Southland, south Otago and the West Coast where pasture insect pressure is lower. Low Endophyte Matrix is animal safe and will not cause grass staggers or heat stress. It is suitable for all livestock types as a high performing, persistent grass.

    Insect deterrence: Nil

  • PERFORMANCE

    National Forage Variety Trials (NFVT®)
    • High performance in the seed industry’s National Forage Variety Trials - NZ Summary.

    DairyNZ Forage Value Index - Perennial Ryegrass
    • High Forage Value Index grouping for Economic Merit in all regions of New Zealand.
    • High Performance Value ranking across all seasons and all regions of New Zealand.

  • ENDOPHYTE

    Available in Standard Endophyte and Low Endophyte