Rigby diploid perennial ryegrass is our NEW early heading perennial ryegrass option. Developed from the Kangaroo Valley ecotype, it displays strong winter and early spring production with excellent palatability. The early maturity of Rigby makes it suitable for areas with a shorter growing season with less reliable rainfall.
Rigby has been selected for earlier heading and improved disease resistance whilst also keeping the advantage of increased root growth from varieties like Roper.
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 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 (cannot not be pulled out easily). Ryegrass is better suited to rotational grazing. Allow plants to re-grow to 2.5-3 leaf stage before grazing again.|