SF Accelerate

Accelerate your profits

SF Accelerate is a diploid Italian ryegrass developed from four components and selected for high forage yields with rapid recovery after grazing. It is a late season variety flowering some 12 days later than Tetila types, and similar to Crusader. It has good cool season production, but also excellent summer production and second year recovery.

SF Accelerate has improved feed quality compared to other commercial diploid cultivars – consistently lower NDF and higher ME levels throughout the growing season.

Agronomic features:
  • Excellent establishment vigour
    Provides faster establishment.  Well suited to kikuyu oversowing

  • High winter yields
    More cool season production when feed is critical

  • Good quality with very good disease tolerance
    Consistent lower NDF and higher ME levels throughout the year

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

CULTIVAR PLOIDY WINTER
YIELD
SPRING
YIELD
SUMMER
YIELD
TOTAL
YIELD
FLOWERING
DAYS FROM
TETILA
ME
MJ/KG
DM
CP % NDF
%
EXTRA
MEAT
VALUE
$/HA
EXTRA
MILK
VALUE
$/HA
NO. OF
TRIALS
% CRUSADER NSW WA
SF Accelerate dip. 104 107 113 105 +12 +21 11.07 21.65 45.39 +$138 +$193 42
Asset AR37 dip. 106 107 102 106 11.32 24.67 45.34 +$210 +$317 7
Knight dip. 106 104 98 105 10.83 20.94 46.08 -$71 -$143 7
Crusaider dip. 100 100 100 100 +12 +18 11.10 22.29 46.08 $0 $0 42
Sonik dip. 101 100 90 100 +10 11.03 23.45 45.98 -$22 -$32 20
Hulk dip. 99 98 100 99 +12 11.09 21.49 45.15 +$25 +$47 36

*Yields based on up to 42 trials 2006-2015.
*Meat and Milk values developed using Seed Force’s Animal Performance Calculator, based on 65% pasture utilisation for meat at $2.50/kg liveweight, and 75% utilisation for milk at 40c/litre.

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

Late maturity 

Australian release

>2007