Dunstan diploid perennial ryegrass produces high quality feed during winter and spring. Its mid maturity makes it a suitable option for medium rainfall zones and a great backbone to a pasture plan with a good chance of finishing strong in a variable season.
Dunstan displays strong rust resistance and good persistence under good grazing management.
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 the 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 2-3 leaf stage before grazing again.|