Annual Ryegrass

Annual Ryegrass is the backbone of many hay/silage and grazing mixes across the South East and Western Victoria. Annual ryegrass offers fast and affordable forage with varieties ranging from early to very late, so there is definitely a variety available to suit your needs.



VarietySowing RateRegrowthPotential MaturityAttributes
DIPLOIDS
Safeguard10 - 20GoodVery EarlyAnnual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) resistant, strong winter growth, prolific re-seeding variety.
Wimmera2 - 5PoorEarlyExcellent regeneration in light sandy soils, shows some salt tolerance, good low rainfall option.
Fuze10 - 20ExcellentLateFast establishment, densely tillered with fine leaves. Excellent late season production.
TETRAPLOIDS
Betta Tetila15 - 25PoorEarlyVery aggressive winter growth, excellent option where spring rain is unreliable. Very reliable producer in all conditions.
Adrenalin15 - 25GoodMidHigh winter yields, excellent late season quality, capable of several grazings or cuts.
Prine15 - 25ExcellentMid/LateProlific winter production with the ability to go late into spring/early summer if moisture permits. Has been benchmark for production in our region since being introduced 4 years ago, also an excellent re-seeding variety.
Jivet15 - 25GoodMid/LateSlightly later than the old Winterstar, exceptional feed quality, excellent rust and disease resistance.
Ascend15 - 25ExcellentLateWinterstar 2 replacement, bred to have more winter production and maintain late season quality.
Dash15 - 25ExcellentVery LateVery fast establishing annual, bred for high winter production with late finishing quality. Very late heading variety will offer multiple high quality hay/silage cuts.