SF Accelerate 2

General fit

SF Accelerate 2 is a new highly winter active Italian ryegrass, developed in Europe from a number of highly successful Australian and New Zealand bred varieties. With excellent seedling vigour, it suitable for sowing into either clean paddocks or over-sowing into sub-tropical pastures including setaria and kikuyu.

SF Accelerate 2 has similar maturity to SF Accelerate, but has reduced aftermath heading and much improved disease resistance.

The background material was artificially inoculated and heavily screened for improved tolerance to crown rust and bacterial wilt. Only those lines showing strong resistance were then re-combined into the final product. SF Accelerate 2 also has good tolerance to stem rust.

Agronomic features:
  • High winter activity
    Dense tillering for improved persistence, more feed when its is needed most

  • Excellent seedling vigour 
    Fast establishing, including oversowing sub-tropical pastures

  • Good heat tolerance
    Improved ability to handle warmer conditions late in the season

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

CULTIVAR PLOIDY MEAN FLOWERING
DAYS FROM
TETILA
ME
MJ/KG
DM
CP % NDF
%
EXTRA
MEAT
VALUE
$/HA
EXTRA
MILK
VALUE
$/HA
NO. OF
TRIALS
WINTER
YIELD
SPRING
YIELD
SUMMER
YIELD
TOTAL
YIELD
NSW WA
SF Accelerate 2 dip. 116 107 105 111 7
Asset AR37 dip. 105 104 109 104 11.32 24.67 45.34 +$167 +$294 5
SF Accelerate dip. 102 107 113 105 +12 +21 11.07 21.65 45.39 +$115 +$183 40
Crusader dip. 100 100 100 100 +12 +18 11.10 22.29 46.08 $0 $0 40
Concord 2 dip. 104 103 102 103 10.91 20.11 46.91 -$63 -$121 4
Knight dip. 106 102 92 104 10.83 20.94 47.64 -$108 -$211 5
Eclipse Select dip. 101 96 52 98 3

Sowing rate

30-40kg/ha
Oversowing kikuyu

30-40kg/ha
>850mm irrigation

20-25kg/ha
700-850mm rainfall

20kg/ha
500-700mm rainfall

15kg/ha
Overdrilling perennial pastures

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

Australian release

>2019