Caretaker II diploid perennial ryegrass produces high-quality feed across the entire growing season. Its mid-late maturity enables it to remain vegetative in late spring and early summer. This allows for easier grazing management as there are fewer seed heads compared with early to mid-heading types during spring.
This product is best suited to areas with a longer growing season with higher rainfall, which also makes
Caretaker II a great option for late hay or silage production.
Suitable for 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.|