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Dinki Di Italian Ryegrass

VALLEY SEEDS Dinki Di Tech Sheet.pdf
VALLEY SEEDS Dinki Di Tech Sheet.pdf

Asteroid is a unique Australian bred ryegrass variety designed to improve winter herbage yield and maintain long season production

  • Annual ryegrass background for higher winter dry matter yields
  • Italian ryegrass results in strong spring growth compared to an annual ryegrass
  • Heading date is between an annual and Italian making it a useful variety to spread a farm’s spring production peak
  • Selected for faster emergence & vigour to help with early sowing in unreliable autumn breaks
  • Long leaf for extra dry matter yield Improved rust resistance

Dry matter yield data

Graph 1: Seasonal Dry Matter Yield Italian Ryegrass Trial, Yarck VIC, 2016.
Graph 1: Seasonal Dry Matter Yield Italian Ryegrass Trial, Yarck VIC, 2016.
Graph 2: Dry Matter and Growth Habit Trial Data, Yambuk 2015.
Graph 2: Dry Matter and Growth Habit Trial Data, Yambuk 2015.

QUICK FACTS

Diploid Italian ryegrass


Excellent winter/early spring production


Mid heading Enhanced rust resistance


Strong grazing recovery Sow in autumn


Soil – moderate to good fertility


Rainfall – 450mm+ or irrigation


Sowing rate – 20 – 30kg/ha


Australian bred and grown

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