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Perennial Ryegrass

MELQUATRO- Tetraploid Italian RyegrassMelquatro is a medium maturing, tetraploid Italian ryegrass developed for increased forage matter production and high sugar content that animals crave. It has excellent resistance to rust, leaf spot and mildew, allowing it to maintain plant health and produce high quality forage throughout its growing season. Melquatro has deep roots and excellent seedling vigor during establishment and superior early spring growth. Melquatro has a high level of nonstructural carbohydrates and good palatability making it an excellent choice for early spring to mid-summer grazing or haylage.​

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ORYX - Diploid Italian Ryegrass
Oryx is a early-medium maturing, diploid italian ryegrass developed in Switzerland for increased forage matter production, improved disease resistance and excellent winterhardiness. Oryx has a very low tendency to form seedheads in forage aftermath which increases quality. Swiss trials have shown that Oryx has higher sugar contest than other diploid varieties. It’s resistance to rust, leaf spot, and mildew allows it to maintain plant health and produce high quality forage throughout its growing season. Oryx has deep roots and excellent seedling vigor during establishment and superior early spring growth. Oryx has a high level of nonstructural carbohydrates and good palatability making it an excellent choice for early spring grazing or haylage.
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Italian Ryegrass

AMP - Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass
Amp is an early maturing, tetraploid annual
ryegrass developed for increased forage matter production and high sugar content that animals crave. It has great rust resistance, deep roots, high vigor during establishment and superior early spring growth. Amp has a high level of non-structural carbohydrates and good palatability making it an excellent choice for early spring grazing or haylage.
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DYNA-GAIN - Forage Diploid Annual Ryegrass
Respect fodder radish offers some of the highest level of resistance to Heterodera schachtii and H. Betae (White beet cyst eelworm and yellow sugar beet nematodes) and has rated very well in the Michigan State evaluation trials for sugar beet cyst nematode (BCN) resistance. Respect also has a deep, well developed root system that helps improve soil tilth. Respect’s rapid initial develop-ment can produce a high amount of dry matter yield especially with a generous supply of nitrogen making it well suited as a biofumigant for cover cropping, grazing situations and as a green manure.
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MALAMBO - Forage Diploid Perennial Ryegrass

Malambo, diploid perennial ryegrass is a late maturing variety developed in Europe. It has excellent dry matter yields and an excellent rate of regrowth after grazing. Malambo’s combination of persistence, resistance to rust and helmintho-sporium and excellent winter hardiness make it an excellent choice for grazing in areas suitable to perennial ryegrass or in pasture mixtures.

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PICCADILLY - Forage Diploid Perennial Ryegrass

Piccadilly, diploid perennial ryegrass is a late maturing variety developed in Europe. It has shown good dry matter yields especially during first harvest and excellent sward density. Piccadilly’s combination of good persistence and excellent winter hardiness make it an excellent choice for grazing in areas suitable to perennial ryegrass or in pasture mixtures.

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MELPETRA - Forage Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass

Melpetra is a tetraploid, late maturing, perennial ryegrass variety developed in Europe. Melpetra combines outstanding quantities of high sugar forage with persistence. This makes it an excellent choice for grazing, high quality haylage as well as being the grass component of an alfalfa-grass mixture. Its tetraploid ploidy level provides wider leaves and upright growth, making it especially suitable for harvested forage. Melpetra’simprovements in expanded seasonal forage production allows it to better tolerate drought and cold temperatures and still retain active growth and high quality.

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Annual Ryegrass