Mach 1 ®

Annual Ryegrass

Mach 1 Annual Ryegrass

Enterprise Type

Heading Date

Mid: 8 days later than Nui

Sowing Rate

25-40 kg/ha

Pasture Life

Annual

Ploidy

Tetraploid

500mm+

Mach 1 is a fast establishing, high yielding tetraploid annual ryegrass that is late flowering for high feed quality well into spring and early summer. It has excellent recovery from grazing and is the ideal high yield, late maturing crop for silage and hay production. Rotational grazing is recommended for maximum growth rate and hay booster type fertilisers will achieve extra drymatter for grazing, silage or hay production.

Sowing rate:
25-40 kg/ha alone
15-25 kg/ha with clovers

High Quality

Mach 1 has high feed quality and is mid flowering so maintains quality well into spring and early summer. It has excellent recovery from grazing and is ideal for silage and hay production. Mach 1 is a tetraploid annual ryegrass and is a suitable replacement for varieties such as Tetila.

Sowing Hints

Drill seed into a well prepared seed bed. Roll paddock to get good seed to soil contact. Sow Kickstart® treated seed with a DAP or MAP type fertiliser at approximately 100 kg/ha to achieve an even, fast emergence for early grazings. Use slug bait if slugs are present.

Management Tips

Rotational grazing maximises growth rates. Strategic nitrogen application or hay booster type fertilisers are recommended for extra drymatter production for grazing, silage or hay production.

Characteristics

Perenniality Annual
Ploidy  Tetraploid
Heading Date
(relative to Nui)
+8 days
Sowing Rate 25-40 kg/ha alone
15-25 kg/ha with clovers
Best Grazing Practice Rotational grazing

 

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