Manta

Italian Ryegrass

Manta Italian Ryegrass

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

25kg/ha pure OR 20kg/ha with legume or herbs

Pasture Life

Short Rotation

Ploidy

Diploid

Rainfall / Irrigation

600mm+

 

Manta Italian ryegrass is the latest diploid Italian ryegrass genetics from Agricom. Manta has explosive establishment speed being the fastest starting material we have seen to date. This fast establishment allows farmers to plant with confidence, growing quick feed before winter sets in.

 

Manta has strong cool season growth with excellent spring yields; being Agricom's highest yielding diploid Italian to date means more grass grown for meat, milk and hay production. It has been commercialised based on Australian data for Australian conditions and is versatile enough to perform across all temperate ryegrass regions in Australia.

 

 

Key features:

  • Very fast establishment speed
  • Strong cool season growth
  • Visually impressive, large leaf compared to other diploid Italians
  • Impressive spring growth
  • Late season high quality

 

Sowing rate:

25kg/ha pure OR 20kg/ha with legume or herbs

 

Ploidy:

Diploid

 

Heading date:

+15

 

Persistence:

1-2 years

 

Best grazing practice:

Rotational

 

 Manta Italian ryegrass, one of the fastest establishing diploid Italian ryegrasses Agricom has bred.

 

In this video, Michael Grant, Martin Harmer, and Geoff Ross from DLF Seeds introduce Manta, the latest diploid Italian ryegrass from Agricom. You will find key features of Manta and how it benefits your farm systems.

 

Manta also maintains a high proportion of leaf into late spring, meaning harvested Metabolisable Energy (ME) and protein remains high when other grass qualities are declining. Manta’s plant architecture means it will perform well with companion species like Persian, balansa and red clovers and chicory, providing farmers further opportunity to increase feed quality and diversity.

 

This visually impressive diploid ryegrass has a large wide leaf compared to previous Agricom diploids (Knight, Crusader, Warrior), but it maintains the tiller density of previous types, making it suitable for winter grazing conditions. A fast-starting Italian with a very late, high-quality finish gives farmers the best of both worlds.

 

This visually impressive diploid ryegrass has a large wide leaf compared to previous Agricom diploids (Knight, Crusader, Warrior), but it maintains the tiller density of previous types, making it suitable for winter grazing conditions. A fast-starting Italian with a very late, high-quality finish gives farmers the best of both worlds.

 

Beef grazing on Manta Italian ryegrass in Cressy, Tasmania
Short term ryegrass and prairie grass trial, Scone NSW 2020

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