Astound is a tetraploid annual ryegrass that has been developed to fill the winter feed gap. With excellent seedling vigour and rapid establishment, it is fast to first grazing. Astound has a good recovery from heavy grazing. This allows greater dry matter production and delivers more feed when it’s needed most.
Suitable for all livestock types.
|Paddock preparations||Can be direct drilled or sown into a cultivated seedbed. Can be oversown into existing pasture sward. Cultivate seed bed if the ground is uneven.|
|Sowing depth||Shallow (10-15mm), using a roller will ensure good seed-soil contact and improve germination rates.|
|Weed control||A weed-free seedbed allows for better establishment results. The use of herbicides prior to sowing can alleviate competition from weeds. Speak to your local agronomist for herbicide recommendations.|
|Fertilizer||The use of fertiliser at sowing will improve the establishment and yield of pasture.|
|Grazing management||Pasture should not be grazed until adequately anchored (can not be pulled out easily). Ryegrass is better suited to rotational grazing, allowing plants to re-grow to the 2-3 leaf stage before grazing again.|