An endophyte is a fungus found naturally in many grass species, including ryegrass. It provides the plant with protection from insects, and in return the plant provides the endophyte with a place to live and reproduce.
Pests controlled: Argentine Stem Weevil, Pasture Mealy Bug, Adult Black Beetle and Root Aphid.
#Platform has been bred, selected and successfully tested as a perennial and will function as a perennial. ryegrass. Due to small number of tip awns, Platform is certified as Lolium boucheanum.
Benefits of ryegrass with AR37 endophyte
Limitations of ryegrass with AR37 endophytes
Pests controlled: Black Beetle, Argentine Stem Weevil, Root Aphid (moderate control) and Pasture Mealy Bug. (Comparatively, AR37 has demonstrated stronger protection from pests and insects).
Available in: Reward tetraploid perennial ryegrass.
Benefits of ryegrass with Endo5 endophyte
Limitations of ryegrass with Endo5 endophyte
Benefits of ryegrass with AR1 endophyte
Limitations of ryegrass with AR1 endophyte
Benefits of tall fescue with MaxP endophyte
It is important to choose the right endophyte for your operation. Some endophyte strains provide better insect protection but there may also be some impact on animal health. If you need a little extra know how, we are just a phone call away 1800 619 910.
Limitations of grass with Standard endophyte
The Neotyphodium endophytes infecting these grasses are not known to be transferred with pollen or by physical contact (Siegel et al., 1984).