Violet long-rotation tetraploid perennial ryegrass has been developed for high winter and spring production, consistent late-season yields, and strong rust resistance.
Violet is a great option for producers in higher rainfall regions that require high dry matter production throughout the entire growing season.
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.|