Astro

tetraploid annual ryegrass

  • Good seedling vigour and pasture establishment
  • Ready to graze in 45-70 days
  • Rapid post grazing recovery
  • Bred for improved rust and leaf spot resistance
  • Early heading ryegrass suited to silage/early hay production
  • Ideal short term grazing option prior to sowing paddocks to summer forage crop in spring
  • Sowing Rate 15-50
  • Heading Date Early
  • Growing Seasons Autumn,Spring,Winter
  • Grazing Seasons Spring,Autumn,Winter
  • Grazing Method Rotational Grazed – Short Term
  • Tetraploid/Diploid Tetraploid
  • Rainfall Minimum 450mm per annum

New cost effective option for quick winter feed

As a replacement for Diamond T, the new early maturing Astro® annual ryegrass continues to be a great low cost option when quick winter feed is the priority. Astro’s excellent seedling vigour combined with early maturity provides growers the option of early winter to spring grazing along with an early cut of silage enabling timely preparation for sowing of summer forage crops.

The combination of impressive seasonal dry matter yields and fast post grazing recovery means Astro can be relied on to supply quality feed during those times of the year when you need it most.

Rainfall

Minimum 450mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

I’m very happy with Astro. It performs how we need a pasture grass to perform to fit our business structure.

We used Astro this season (2020) in a paddock earmarked for silage production. The paddock was sown in mid May and had two winter grazings and was then locked up for silage. The paddock was locked up for eight weeks which is a few weeks longer than we would normally do, but we were unable to cut it due to the rain. It yielded exceptionally well.

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