Governor

Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

  • Genetic legacy
  • Persistent
  • Seasonal growth
  • All rounder

    Governor combines genetics from two of Agriseeds’ most popular previous cultivars to set a new standard for perennial ryegrass persistence. With outstanding survival and excellent DM yield on the shoulders of the season, Governor delivers feed when it’s needed most.

     

    Genetic legacy
    Agriseeds has produced a number of superior ryegrass cultivars over the years and two of them – Bronsyn and Tolosa - have been crossed and selected to create this new cultivar. The persistence of Bronsyn, with the high DM yield and palatability of Tolosa, make Governor ideal for dairy, sheep and beef systems.

     

    Persistent
    Governor has shown outstanding survival through drought, heat and high insect pressure under grazing on farm trials across the country. Fine, densely tillered and diploid, it will become the premium cultivar of choice for persistence.

     

    Seasonal growth

    A key feature is Governor’s ability to grow more DM on the shoulders of the season, in early spring and

    autumn, when it is most needed.

     

    All rounder
    With a +5 days heading date, low aftermath heading (similar to Alto) and better rust resistance than its
    parents, Governor is a reliable, persistent all-rounder.g damage by cattle. 

     

    Specifications
    Sowing rate (pure)
    20 – 25 kg/ha
    Sowing rate (mixture)
    5 – 18 kg/ha
    Perennial Ryegrass

    Perennial ryegrass is a cool season perennial grass used in cool, temperate climates throughout the world. It has many worthy attributes and is considered the best overall pasture grass for many areas. The inflorescence is a spike with alternately arranged spikelet’s attached edgewise directly to the central axis. Leaves of perennial ryegrass are folded in the bud. Blades are bright green, prominently ridged on the upper surface, and sharply...

    Perennial ryegrass is a cool season perennial grass used in cool, temperate climates throughout the world. It has many worthy attributes and is considered the best overall pasture grass for many areas. The inflorescence is a spike with alternately arranged spikelet’s attached...

    Perennial ryegrass is a cool season perennial grass used in cool, temperate climates throughout the world. It has many worthy attributes and is considered the best overall pasture grass for many areas. The inflorescence is a spike with alternately arranged spikelet’s attached edgewise directly to the central axis. Leaves of perennial ryegrass are folded in the bud. Blades are bright green, prominently ridged on the upper surface, and sharply taper-pointed. Lower surfaces are smooth, glossy, and hairless. Leaf margins are slightly rough to the touch. Ryegrasses, in general, grow best on fertile, well-drained soils but perennial ryegrass can tolerate wet soils better than some other grasses. It also does not generally tolerate drought or extended periods of extreme temperatures well. Perennial ryegrass will do well in fertile summer-irrigated or sub-irrigated soils. It is not very persistent or productive on lower fertility summer-dry soils. Perennial ryegrass establishes rapidly, has a long growing season, is high yielding under good environmental conditions and proper fertilization, contains high quality nutrients, recovers well after grazing, tolerates traffic, and is valuable as hay, silage, and pasture. It is often used in mixtures with white and red clover.

    Perennial ryegrass is highly digestible for all classes of ruminant animals.

     

    Sowing rate:
    • 20 - 25kg/ha (pure); 15-18kg/ha (mixtures)