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Scientifically breeding seed selections for the Australian climate, Valley Seeds is the only Australian Seed company that can provide tested and proven products to Australian farmers.

Annual Ryegrass

Variety Description Heading (Rel to Nui) Rainfall or irrigation (mm)* Sowing Rate (Kg/ Ha)**
Safeguard Diploid Annual Ryegrass. Annual Ryegrass toxicity resistant. High winter forage yields. Very early heading date. Can be used in cropping rotation. Very Early -28 400mm+ 8 – 20kg
Amazon T Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass. Large seed with strong establishment. Exceptional rust resistance for areas with high humidity. Large leaf producing high winter and spring yields for quality grazing or hay options. Mid +3 450mm+ 25-40kg
Buster annual ryegrass logo Buster Diploid Annual Ryegrass – Selected for nutrient use efficiency. Will provide winter and spring bulk grazing. Suitable for silage and quality hay. Late +13 550mm+ 20-25
Finefeed Diploid Annual Ryegrass Finefeed Diploid Annual Ryegrass. A fine leafed grass producing excellent quality feed. High winter and spring dry matter yields. Excellent for grazing silage and hay. Late +13 550mm+ 20-25kg

Italian Ryegrass

 

Variety Description Heading (Rel to Nui) Rainfall or irrigation (mm)* Sowing Rate (Kg/ Ha)**
Asteroid Diploid
Italian Ryegrass
. Winter/late spring production. Fast emergence. Heading date falls between annual and Italian to help manage grazing rotation feed surplus.
Mid +4 450mm+ 25 – 30kg
Eclipse Select Ryegrass
Eclipse Select Diploid Italian Ryegrass. Selected from Eclipse. Improved rust resistance. Mid to late heading, strong winter and high spring production. Mid-Late +6 450mm+ 25 – 30kg
Achieve Italian Ryegrass

 

Achieve Diploid Italian Ryegrass. True Italian with late heading to maintain quality late into the season. High spring production. Late +12 450mm+ 25 – 30kg
Amass Biennial Tetraploid Ryegrass. High winter and spring production. Fast grazing recovery.  Strong persistence into 2nd year where suitable. Increased stock utilisation due to rust resistance.
Late +11 600mm+ 25 – 40kg

Perennial Ryegrass

Variety Description Heading (Rel to Nui) Rainfall or irrigation (mm)* Sowing Rate (Kg/ Ha)** Staggers Free
Boomer Diploid
Perennial Ryegrass
. Outstanding winter productivity. Promotes more clover growth. Nil/Low endophyte = Staggers Free.
Very Early -33 600mm+ 20 – 25kg staggers-pink-120

 

Roper Diploid Perennial Ryegrass. Heat tolerant, fast to establish, rust resistant. Extra root growth for fast establishment. Great winter/early spring performance. Nil/Low endophyte = Staggers Free. Early -19 700mm+ 20 – 25kg staggers-pink-120

Camel Diploid Perennial Ryegrass. Drought tolerant, outstanding persistence.  Suited to low or inconsistent rainfall regions. Improved rust resistance over Victorian Perennial Ryegrass. Nil/Low endophyte = Staggers Free. Mid -3 600mm+ 20 – 25kg staggers-pink-120
Platinum Diploid Perennial Ryegrass. Excellent winter production with late heading. Quality forage into late summer. Low endophyte. Fine tillering for greater persistence. High herbage production. Mid – Late +8 650mm+ 20 – 25kg staggers-pink-120
Caretaker Diploid
Perennial Ryegrass
. Excellent winter production & quality forage into late summer. Nil/Low endophyte = Staggers Free.
Mid-late +8 600mm+ 20 – 25kg staggers-pink-120
Cantina Perennial Ryegrass. Long rotation tetraploid hybrid ryegrass with excellent persistence. Late +19 700mm+ 20 – 30kg

Tall Fescue

Variety Description Heading (Rel to Nui) Rainfall or irrigation (mm)* Sowing Rate (Kg/ Ha)** Staggers Free
Anywhere Mediterranean Tall Fescue. A hybrid type resulting in exceptional vigour at establishment. Background breeding allows some summer growth if rain occurs, but summer dormancy if there is no rain. Nil/Low endophyte = Staggers Free. Early – Mid 450mm+ 10-15kg staggers-pink-120
Ability Continental Tall Fescue. Exceptional seedling vigour with a high level of rust resistance. Strong autumn growth and early spring growth. Background breeding with Italians for improved digestibility.  Nil/Low endophyte = Staggers Free. Early-Mid 600mm+ 12-25kg staggers-pink-120

Forage Cereals

Variety Description Heading (Rel to Nui) Rainfall or irrigation (mm)* Sowing Rate (Kg/ Ha)**
Fastfeed Rycorn. Quick out of the ground, providing bulk feed early. Early 450mm+ 60 – 80kg
EziGraze Grazing Oat. Unique background breeding resulting in a robust forage oat ideal for grazing. Mid 500mm+ 80 – 100kg

Lucerne & Forage Crops

Variety Description Dormancy Rainfall or irrigation (mm)* Sowing Rate (Kg/ Ha)**
Magna 804 Dormancy 8 Lucerne. Strong hay yields. High quality forage and persistent under grazing conditions. Solid disease and insect resistance. 8 400mm+ 8 – 20kg
Cortez Dormancy 9 LucerneStrong hay yields. High quality forage and persistent under grazing conditions. Solid disease and insect resistance. 9 400mm+ 8 – 20kg
Hobson Forage Rape. Forage crop, giant type, very high early production, excellent palatability, aphid resistant. 500mm+ 3 – 5kg

* Rainfall suitability is subject to timing in growing season
** Sowing rates are a guide only and should be varied according to conditions and localised agricultural practices

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