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Roper Perennial Ryegrass

Roper Tech Sheet 26.4.19-logo-cropped
VALLEY SEEDS Roper Tech Sheet.pdf
VALLEY SEEDS Roper Tech Sheet.pdf

Roper – More digestible, more quality, more profit!

  • Bred and grown in Australia
  • Bred with a large focus on increasing palatability, disease resistance, heat tolerance and root growth
  • Shown to produce excellent late winter growth, particularly just prior to cutting hay
  • Suited primarily to sheep or beef production
  • Exhibits excellent palatability due to reduced lignin levels and low endophyte status (no grass staggers or production loss due to sub-clinical effects of endophyte)
  • As with most ryegrasses, ensure that when grazing Roper there is approximately 2-4 cm (1-2”) left to enable the plant to recover properly
  • Roper has exceptional root development in the first 65 days, having produced 133% more roots over other varieties tested. This results in resistance to “pulling out” which is common in some other ryegrasses
VALLEY SEEDS Roper Tech Sheet
Roper (left) root structure and growth compared to a common perennial ryegrass
VALLEY SEEDS Roper Tech Sheet
Graph 1. Seedling Root Growth in the first 65 days, Glenn Innes Agricultural Research Station.
VALLEY SEEDS Roper Tech Sheet
Graph 2. Forage Perennial Ryegrass Dry Matter Yields, Glenn Innes NSW, 2009.
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QUICK FACTS

Kangaroo Valley type


Diploid perennial ryegrass regenerates well from self-sown seed


Outstanding winter production


High digestibility due to low lignin 133% more root growth in the first 65 days


High stem rust resistance


Extremely heat tolerant


Early heading date


Rainfall 700mm+


Sowing rate 15-25kg/ha


Australian bred and grown

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