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Knight

diploid Italian ryegrass

  • Good tolerance to rust 
  • Good second year production in favourable seasons 
  • Ideal for late high-quality silage and hay production
  • Quick to establish
Knight Diploid Italian Ryegrass is a mid-late heading variety, bred for Australian conditions. high emphasis was placed on quick establishment and high autumn and winter yields in Knight's breeding program. Knight has shown improved second year production where conditions allow. Excellent rust tolerance and low aftermath seed head. Ideal for intensive grazing, silage and hay production.
Suitable For

Sowing Rate: 10-35kg/ha
Rainfall: Minimum 600mm per annum
Heading Date: Late - 19 days later than Nui
Pasture Life: 6 mths - 2years
Soil Fertility: High (Olsen P 20+)
Ploidy: Diploid

Persistent second year production and quick to establish

Knight is a fast establishing diploid Italian ryegrass with high winter yields. Performing in all seasons, Knight has good rust tolerance and is a great option for grazing, hay and silage in beef, sheep and dairy operations. 

Knight’s increased early growth allows it to provide increased winter grazing’s, resulting in a strong start to spring. Knights’ persistence into/during the second year (with favourable conditions) provides farmers with quality feed for longer making it a great addition to most pasture programmes.

Pasture seed sowing rate (sole): 20-35kg/ha
Pasture seed sowing rate (mixed): 10-20kg/ha

Knight has been trialled and tested in Australia for a number of years and is a fast starter with high winter yields. In pasture systems winter feed is the most valuable feed, specially when home grown. Knight’s increased early growth means it provides more winter grazings which results in a better start to spring.

Knight produces more drymatter than most other short rotation ryegrasses. Persistence into and through a second year can occur in favourable seasons and is a key point for choosing Knight in a pasture program.

All Rounder

Knight is continuing to prove itself in Australian based replicated trials and on farm. Knight is a solid and consistent high yielder producing early season yield and spring yield when you need to conserve fodder (hay/silage).

More Quality Feed

Knight is a late heading cultivar with reduced aftermath heading which means it holds its late spring and summer feed quality in appropriate environments. This makes it ideal for hay and silage needs and responds well to late season conditions.

Rainfall

Minimum 600mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

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