SF Emmerson

More energy when the heat is on

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. 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. It 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

Agronomic features:
  • 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

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 Emmerson tet. 97 104 98 100 +13 +18 11.33 22.50 44.00 +$157 +$269 38
Crusaider dip. 100 100 100 100 +12 +18 11.10 22.29 46.08 $0 $0 42
Feast II tet. 101 103 104 102 +12 11.20 22.51 44.44 $114 $200 37
Jeanne tet. 90 97 81 94 +14 11.26 20.65 44.12 $0 +$52 15
Nourish tet. 95 99 105 97 +14 11.23 20.55 44.23 +$26 +$90 24
Aston tet. 99 93 96 +18 11.22 22.74 45.14 -$27 $0 7

*Yields based on up to 42 trials in Australia from 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

30-50kg/ha
Oversowing kikuyu

35-50kg/ha
>850mm irrigation 

25-35kg/ha
700-850mm rainfall 

20-30kg/ha
500-700mm rainfall

20kg/ha
Overdrilling perennial pastures

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

Late maturity

Australian release

>2007