Some Italian Ryegrass varieties provide spring production while others are late season. Persistence varies based on rainfall and climate from 12 months to 2 or more years. Use Italian Ryegrass for grazing, silage and hay. To get the most from Italian Ryegrass, sow into paddocks with moderate to good fertility. Suitable for areas with spring rainfall patterns or irrigation. Select an Italian Ryegrass variety based on when you want to see peak production.