Trojan

Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

  • Excellent persistence
  • Exceptional winter growth
  • Better feed quality in late spring and summer

Trojan simplifies your choice. It provides a balance of features previously unseen in a perennial ryegrass: exceptional DM yield across all seasons; excellent persistence; high feed quality, and good resistance to rust and plant pulling. Trojan is medium-fine leaved and densely tillered. It is intermediate in type between Alto (fine leaved and densely tillered) and the more upright medium leaved Arrow.


Persistence:

The persistence of Trojan has been excellent in trials in New Zealand
and South Africa.


Exceptional winter growth:

Trojan sets a new standard of performance in high cool season growth, during winter and early spring, with excellent summer and autumn yield.


Feed quality:

Trojan is late heading (+16 days) with a low level of aftermath heading, giving it better feed quality in late spring and summer.

 

System fit:
- Dairy
- Beef
- Sheep

 

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)