tetraploid italian ryegrass
SF Emmerson is a new generation broad leaved tetraploid Italian ryegrass adapted to a wide range of environments. It has excellent establishment vigour and produces best in warm environments.
It has good autumn-early winter production and a large spring flush, ideal for fodder conservation. It has shown higher ME levels and lower NDF levels than diploid Italian ryegrass (except SF Indulgence DipQ) through the cool growing season offering more energy for conversion to meat or milk production. SF Emmerson has also shown excellent disease tolerance, in particular a low incidence of rust in humid environments. It has a very large seed, much larger than other tetraploids and we recommend sowing it at 35kg/ha.
|Large seed with excellent vigour||Fast establishment and grazing recovery|
|Late season tetraploid Italian ryegrass||Ideal for spring flush and fodder conservation|
|Very good quality with very good disease tolerance||Can provide better liveweight gain and milk production per hectare|
Suited to all livestock types, silage and hay
35-50 kg/ha Oversowing kikuyu and >850mm irrigation
25-35kg/ha 700-850mm rainfall
20-30kg/ha 500-700mm rainfall
20kg/ha Overdrilling perennial pastures