SF Endurance

Feed for all seasons

SF Endurance is a new forage plantain with improved feed production across all seasons. Plantain is a drought hardy deep rooted perennial herb well adapted to low fertility soils.
Existing varieties have either been winter active and early flowering or summer active and late flowering. SF Endurance provides similar winter feed to Tonic, but with improved warm season production.
It is ideal for pasture mixes where producers are looking for a contribution from plantain across all seasons.

Agronomic features:
  • Mid season maturity
    Suited to a broader range of environments

  • All season growth
    Fills more than one feed gap

  • Frost tolerant
    Will still grow feed in extreme winter cold

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

PLANTAIN AUTUMN WINTER SPRING SUMMER TOTAL
SF Endurance 97 93 93 107 100
Tonic 100 100 100 100 100
Boston 82 71 86 108 93

* Data based on mean of yields from Gundagai 2007-2009 and Tenterfield trial 2011-2013.

Sowing rate

4-5kg/ha
Sole species

1-2kg/ha
Pasture mixes

Stock suitability

All livestock types

Maturity

mid-late maturity

Australian release

>2011