Tyson

Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

  • Very early heading date (-7 days)
  • Outstanding early spring growth
  • Very high annual DM yield

Tyson is a very early-flowering, diploid perennial ryegrass, with tremendous early spring growth and excellent overall yield. With a -7 day heading date, it is the earliest heading perennial ryegrass on the market. Tyson is a terrific fit for most systems, where additional dry matter available earlier in the spring means more feed available for milk and meat production. Capturing this advantage in your farm system will translate into more milk production, and higher lamb and beef weights.

 

Tyson has excellent total DM yield, similar to Trojan ryegrass, but it’s in early spring that it really shines with 18% more yield than other perennial ryegrasses. This is extremely valuable for several reasons:
• Start your season earlier with less supplements
• Early lamb drafts usually fetch better prices
• Extra feed is freed up for other stock


Provides more pasture for lambing and calving
Tyson’s outstanding early spring growth helps overcome feed deficits typically associated with this period and is ideal for early lambing and calving farm systems.


Optimises spring productivity
Tyson is particularly suited to farm systems that need to maximise spring pasture and animal growth before the possible arrival of drier conditions.

 

Features
• Very early heading date (-7 days)
• Outstanding early spring growth
• Very high annual DM yield

 

Breeding

Tyson has been bred from our best early season perennial ryegrasses, Meridian and Arrow. Meridian was a very early cultivar we released a number of years ago with exceptional early spring yield. The improvement we have achieved with Tyson is to capture the best of this, and combine it with the best of Arrow. This gives both exceptional early spring growth and very good year-round total yield.

 

 

Specifications
Sowing rate (pure)
20 - 25 kg/ha
Sowing rate (mixture)
15 - 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)