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Optima Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass
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Optima Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass

Optima is derived from Canasta perennial ryegrass and, due to its tetraploid nature, has high feed value.

Optima has a high sugar content that is easily digestible, allowing animals to gain a high-energy ration for milk/meat conversion. The benefits of Optima are an increase in dry matter yield, palatability during the winter months and an increase in moisture content as starch or sugar levels. As such, Optima has a higher level of stock acceptability.

Unlike other commercial perennial tetraploids, Optima sets new benchmarks for long-term persistence and livestock performance.

HEADING DATE +26 DAYS
MATURITY LATE
LIFE SPAN 5-7 YRS
MIN RAINFALL (mm) 700
SEEDING RATE Kg/Ha
DRYLAND 10 - 15
HIGH RAINFALL / IRRIGATION 20 - 25

 

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Heading date:- 0 days = Nui perennial ryegrass

  • New generation Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass
  • Densely tillered with high quality nutritious broad leaves
  • Secure production under intense grazing
  • A growth pattern for high feed herbage production in both winter and summer
  • Significant advantages in feed quality and animal intake, ideal for high production systems
  • Excellent pest and disease resistance
  • Maintains the late maturity required for high production in Australianclimatic conditions
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