Thumpa

Short term/Italian Ryegrass

Thumpa Short term/Italian Ryegrass

Enterprise Type

Heading Date

Mid: 22 days later than Nui

Sowing Rate

25-30 kg/ha

Pasture Life

Short Rotation

Ploidy

Tetraploid

Rainfall / Irrigation

600mm+

Thumpa is selected for rapid establishment and high yield - classic qualities of being a tetraploid Italian ryegrass. Quick growth ensures early feed for grazing or silage options and its late flowering characteristics keep the pasture yields up right through until later in the season. Ideal for rotational grazing, Thumpa is an excellent winter crop solution for Australian and New Zealand farmers.

 

 

Key features:

  • Thumpa is a leading high quality and high yielding tetraploid Italian ryegrass
  • Thumpa’s strong seedling vigour and early winter growth makes it an ideal variety for producing a valuable feed wedge going into winter
  • The late flowering nature of Thumpa and being a tetraploid makes for high quality late season forage, ideal for grazing, silage and hay
  • Thumpa remains dense into the second year with excellent overall production

 

 

Sowing rate:


25-30 kg/ha alone
20-25 kg/ha with clovers and herbs

 

Ploidy:

Tetraploid

 

Heading date:

+22

 

Persistence:

1-2 years

 

 

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