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Caretaker Perennial Ryegrass

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Caretaker is a grass for all seasons with amazing winter growth and heat tolerance

  • Developed from high yielding New Zealand germplasm that is adapted to the Australian environment
  • Caretaker delivers an advantageous combination of high winter, spring and summer production as well as excellent persistence in a nil/low endophyte variety
  • Bred for disease resistance, improved yield, and high tiller density
  • Highly dense diploid perennial which is mid-to-late flowering with dry matter yields ahead of most other varieties
  • Festulolium x ryegrass background breeding allows for strong winter herbage production
  • High tiller density makes it extremely persistent after heavy grazing

Dry matter yield data

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Graph 1: 2017 Annual Dry Matter Yields, Yambuk Perennial Ryegrass Trial, VIC 2017.

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Graph 2: Seasonal Dry Matter Yields Over 3 Years, Perennial Ryegrass Trial, Yarck, VIC 2013-2015.

QUICK FACTS

Diploid perennial


Excellent winter production


Fine tillering to increase grazing


Quality forage into late summer


Ideal for high production dairy and beef pastures


Tolerates heavy grazing once established


Mid-late heading


Rainfall 600mm+ or irrigation


Sow in autumn or spring if conditions are suitable


Sowing rate 20-25kg/ha

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