Rely AR1

diploid perennial ryegrass

  • AR1 Endophyte
  • Mid season maturity (0 days same as Nui)
  • Excellent rust tolerance
  • Fine leaf and dense tillers
  • Excellent dry matter production in challenging conditions
  • Sowing Rate 15-20 kg/ha
  • Heading Date Mid
  • Days to Grazing From 55 To 85
  • Growing Seasons Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Grazing Seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Grazing Method Rotational Grazed – Long Term
  • Tetraploid/Diploid Diploid
  • Rainfall Minimum 500mm per annum

Economical and high animal output

Rely is a versatile diploid perennial ryegrass with fine leaves and dense tillers bred to cater for a wide range of environments. Rely can tolerate lower fertility and periods of set stocking. Available with AR1 endophyte, Rely delivers better animal performance compared to Victorian ryegrass.

Rely perennial ryegrass combines well with other components of a pasture mix (e.g. short rotation ryegrass, cocksfoot, Grasslands Puna II chicory and clover)

Sowing and establishment

Rely perennial ryegrass pasture seed can be sown at 15-25 kg/ha on its own or with proprietary clovers for increased animal performance. Sowing depth is important as is the seed to soil contact, given that Platform AR37 is a small seed.

Ensure that the depth of sowing is between 5 and 15mm for optimum establishment rate and early vigour. If the seed is sown too deep, then the seed will be delayed in its establishment which then has an impact on other important management decisions such as weed control and timing, insect pest management and grazing timing.

For pasture seed sowing rates specific to your farming needs, contact your local PGG Wrightson Seeds Sales Agronomist here

Grazing management

Rely perennial ryegrass will produce and persist better under rotational grazing. Avoid hard set-stocking during periods of stress (e.g. droughts, low fertility and insect attack). The first grazing should be a light grazing to encourage tiller development and secondary root growth. This shouldn’t take place until the plants can withstand the “pull test” which is a simple and fast way to identify if the plants have established well enough to handle grazing by an animal.

The first grazing should be done with sheep or a light class of cattle and ensure that the ground is relatively firm, to minimise any potential damage that could be caused by the animals moving across the new pasture.

The first grazing is also a very important aspect of managing a newly sown pasture, especially if the pasture includes other species such as clover as it allows for light to be able to get down to the newly emerging clover plants for them to continue to grow and develop and be an integral part of the overall pasture for years to come.

Grazing management

Rainfall

Minimum 500mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

Rely perennial ryegrass will produce and persist better under rotational grazing. Avoid hard set-stocking during periods of stress (e.g. droughts, low fertility and insect attack). The first grazing should be a light grazing to encourage tiller development and secondary root growth. This shouldn’t take place until the plants can withstand the “pull test” which is a simple and fast way to identify if the plants have established well enough to handle grazing by an animal.

The first grazing should be done with sheep or a light class of cattle and ensure that the ground is relatively firm, to minimise any potential damage that could be caused by the animals moving across the new pasture.

The first grazing is also a very important aspect of managing a newly sown pasture, especially if the pasture includes other species such as clover as it allows for light to be able to get down to the newly emerging clover plants for them to continue to grow and develop and be an integral part of the overall pasture for years to come.

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