Understanding Endophyte

Endophytes can provide you with excellent protection from pasture pests. However, it’s important to choose the right endophyte as some strains can affect the health of your livestock.
Here are a few of the different types of endophyes available and guidelines to keep you on the right track. If you need a little extra know-how, we are only a phone call away.

Taking pasture persistence to a premium level

  • Protects against four of the main pasture pests in Australia
  • Shows improved persistence with higher tiller densities over time
  • With higher persistence, the need to renew pastures is often reduced
  • Can cause ryegrass staggers which can be as severe as standard endophyte
  • Pastures with AR37 are recommended for cattle only

High animal performance novel endophyte option

  • Delivers excellent animal performance
  • Provides a moderate range of insect protection
  • Has demonstrated poor persistence in areas with major insect pest pressure from Black Beetle and Root Aphid

Good pest control and no ryegrass staggers

  • Contains no Lolitrem B, the main cause of ryegrass staggers
  • Provides good control of Black Beetle, Argentine Stem Weevil, Root Aphid and Pasture Mealy Bug
  • Produces less ergovaline than many ryegrass cultivars containing standard endophyte
  • This said, it may produce lower animal performance levels over summer/autumn compared with AR1 and nil endophyte options

Ideal for grazing stock and excellent protection against Black Beetle

  • Protection against the scurge Black Beetle is one of the biggest benefits of MaxP®
  • Aids persistence of tall fescue
  • MaxP® endophyte in continental tall fescues has been used and trialed against a number of animal species with no known adverse animal health effects

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