Ryegrass, Perennial Ryegrass



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    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 preparationsCan 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 depthShallow (10-15mm). Using a roller will ensure good seed-soil contact and improve germination rates.
    Weed controlA 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.
    FertiliserThe use of fertiliser at sowing may improve the establishment. The use of phosphorus fertiliser annually may improve the longevity of the stand.
    Grazing managementPasture 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.