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Annual, Italian and perennial Ryegrass Seed,Phalaris and Cocksfoot Grass Seed is available from TAFCO in commercial quantities.
Description

ANNUAL RYEGRASS:

New Tetila is a locally produced tetraploid annual ryegrass developed under the Seedcare Quality Assurance Program as an improvement to the uncertified common variety.  This program ensures superior performance as the original Tetila, bred in the Netherlands, is not certified in Australia and lines of the cultivar can vary greatly.  Purchasers should consider New &/or Betta Tetila to be assured of quality.  New Tetila is suitable for all regions, quick to establish with early maturity, provides an early graze option and better hay or silage.  With yields higher than oats and improved consistency and quality, New Tetila is an ideal annual option for quick feed at low cost.

RAINFALL                    450MM+
SOWING RATE              20-30KG/HA

ITALIAN RYEGRASS

KNIGHT ITALIAN RYEGRASS Short Term Ryegrass

Knight is a fast establishing Italian diploid ryegrass that yields outstanding growth and performance in all seasons. Knight stands and delivers during winter and summer when you need your paddocks to be working hardest. Ideal for grazing, hay and silage, Knight has good tolerance to rust and its reputation as a fast starter has gained a strong following with milk and meat producers throughout Australia.

RAINFALL        600MM+
SOWING RATE              20-25KG/HA

Knight has been trialled and tested in Australia for a number of years and is a fast starter with high winter yields. In pasture systems winter feed is the most valuable feed, specially when home grown. Knight’s increased early growth means it provides more winter grazings which results in a better start to spring.

Knight produces more drymatter than most other short rotation ryegrasses. Persistence into and through a second year can occur in favourable seasons and is a key point for choosing Knight in a pasture program.

All Rounder

Knight is continuing to prove itself in Australian based replicated trials and on farm. Knight is a solid and consistent high yielder producing early season yield and spring yield when you need to conserve fodder (hay/silage).

More Quality Feed

Knight is a late heading cultivar with reduced aftermath heading which means it holds its late spring and summer feed quality in appropriate environments. This makes it ideal for hay and silage needs and responds well to late season conditions.

PERENNIAL RYEGRASS:

BOLTON Ryegrass this mid maturing ryegrass looks unassuming but is a real goer. Locally bred as the true replacement for Vic, it is an all-rounder that will travel anywhere. Bolton is as tough as nails offering improved winter & spring production in both yield and quality,  increased rust/disease resistance and excellent value for money.
Bolton is great for either sheep or cattle.

RAINFALL                    550MM+
SOWING RATE              15-20KG/HA

PHARLARIS: 

Holdfast GT is one of our newest and most popular phalaris varieties. Holdfast GT is fast to establish, has excellent winter activity, high yields and great quality. It is reasonably tolerant of acid soil and is persistent. Holdfast GT has all the qualities of Holdfast but has improved tolerance to hard grazing.

RAINFALL               450MM+
CULTIVAR WINTER ACTIVE
SOWING RATE - MIX            2-4 KG/HA
SOWING RATE - ALONE                     4-6 KG/HA

 COCKSFOOT:

Kara Cocksfoot has an erect growth habit, making it ideal for grazing cattle providing palatable and nutritious feed.  It is a summer growing plant that will grow into winter.  With improved disease resistance, this non aggressive cocksfoot complements perennial pasture blends and will persist where ryegrasses have failed.

RAINFALL                        550MM+
SOWING RATE - ALONE                      6-8KG/HA
SOWING RATE - MIX                          2KG/HA