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  • The winter production of an annual
  • Promotes more clover growth
  • Excellent persistence (Australian Bred)
  • Nil endophyte

Boomer was bred by Valley Seeds, from a range of Australian ecotypes, at Cathkin in Victoria. Selections were made to maximise seedling growth, winter growth and rust resistance. Trials from Casino in Northern New South Wales to Cressy in Tasmania have shown that Boomer produces more winter feed than any other perennial ryegrass and even some short rotation ryegrasses. Boomer is ideally suited to high producing finishing systems and wool producers. Special breeding has shifted the production of Boomer from the spring period back into late winter, where feed can be up to 10 times more valuable than in the spring.

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Boomer has also been shown to be very compatible with companion clovers. Over 3 years Boomer allowed nearly 3 times more clover to grow than New Zealand bred Ellet. Boomer has nil endophyte which means that ryegrass staggers or production losses due to the sub-clinical effects of endophyte are no longer a problem.

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Herbage Persistence Trials
DPI Hamilton 2002-04

Hamilton – 2004 dry matter yield
DPI Victoria - Endophyte trials 2002-4.xls

  • No difference between Bronsyn High and nil endophyte in the 3rd year – therefore no benefit from endophyte in that variety
  • No difference between all nil or low endophyte varieties over the 3 year trial (Avalon is a high endophyte variety, although endophyte was not tested)
  • Boomer produced significantly more herbage in late winter than all other varieties in the third year (Therefore no loss of productivity due to nil endophyte)

Heywood – 2004 dry matter yield
DPI Victoria - Endophyte trials 2002-4.xls

  • No difference between Bronsyn High and nil endophyte in the 3rd year – therefore no benefit from endophyte in that variety
  • Boomer produced significantly more herbage than 3 other varieties in the third year.

Both Trials:

  • As there is only a significant difference over the total of 3 years.
  • There is no significant difference in herbage persistence in the third year and therefore no benefit from having endophyte!

DOWNLOAD – DPI Victoria – Endophyte trials 2002-4

 

Microsoft Word - Boomer Winter Production Tasmania Trial Datab
DOWNLOAD – Boomer Winter Production Tasmania Trial Datab