Cantina long-season hybrid ryegrass has late-season production, taking advantage of summer rainfall
for sustained forage growth. High seasonal yields accompanied with strong persistence makes Cantina ideal in rotational grazing systems where consistent high dry matter production is required.
Suitable for all sheep, beef, and dairy.
|Paddock preparations||Can be direct drilled or sown into a cultivated seedbed. Can be over-sown 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.|
|Fertiliser||The use of fertiliser at sowing may improve the establishment. The use of phosphorus fertiliser annually may improve the longevity of the stand.|
|Grazing management||Pasture should not be grazed until adequately anchored (can not be pulled out easily). Ryegrass is better suited to rotational grazing. Allow plants to re-grow to the 2-3 leaf stage before grazing again. Cantina contains wild-type endophytes and should not be grazed too low, when seed heads are present or when stressed in Autumn.|