Mach 1® is a fast establishing, high yielding tetraploid annual ryegrass that produces high quality feed well into spring and early summer. It has excellent recovery from grazing, matures late and is a great option for quality hay and silage. Rotationally graze for maximum growth rates and apply hay booster type fertilisers for extra dry matter production
Sowing rate (sole): 25-40kg/ha
Sowing rate (mixed): 15-25kg/ha
Mach 1 has high feed quality and is mid flowering so maintains quality well into spring and early summer. It has excellent recovery from grazing and is ideal for silage and hay production. Mach 1 is a tetraploid annual ryegrass and is a suitable replacement for varieties such as Tetila.
Drill seed into a well prepared seed bed. Roll paddock to get good seed to soil contact. Sow Kickstart® treated seed with a DAP or MAP type fertiliser at approximately 100 kg/ha to achieve an even, fast emergence for early grazings. Use slug bait if slugs are present.
Rotational grazing maximises growth rates. Strategic nitrogen application or hay booster type fertilisers are recommended for extra drymatter production for grazing, silage or hay production.