Italian ryegrass seed can be sown to produce a high-yielding source of homegrown forage that’s ideal for intensive cutting over two to three years.
Italian ryegrass is a high-yielding, quality variety, producing up to 18 t DM/ha on suitable soils.
It has a very open growth habit with fewer tillers than other grasses. Italian ryegrass is better suited for intensive cutting than grazing and has a persistency of two to three years.
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Sowing period: March to September
Sowing rate: 15 kg/acre
Average fry matter yield: 16-18 t DM/ha