Quick establishment and excellent winter production
SF Tonuss is a diploid hybrid ryegrass developed and selected for its excellent persistence under grazing. It has quick establishment and excellent winter production for a hybrid ryegrass. SF Tonuss produces a fine dense sward with rapid recovery after grazing, and low aftermath heading for improved late season quality. It has excellent disease resistance to rust and verticilium wilt, making it an ideal grass for production under both high rainfall and summer irrigation.
Lower seeding rate. Fine dense pasture sward
High winter production
More feed when it is needed most
Some perennial parentage
Improved pasture persistence. Better summer and second year production
Low aftermath heading
Excellent late spring and summer feed quality
Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*
|CULTIVAR||PLOIDY||WINTER YIELD||SPRING YIELD||SUMMER YIELD||TOTAL YIELD||FLOWERING
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|SF Tonuss||dip.||99||104||109||101||+15 days||11.22||23.85||45.77||+$83||+$122||24|
|Maverick GII||dip.||95||103||106||100||+14 days||11.14||22.05||44.95||+50||+95||27|
*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.
Overdrilling perennial pastures
All livestock types