Manta Italian ryegrass is the latest diploid Italian ryegrass from Agricom. Manta has explosive establishment speed being the fastest starting genetics we have seen to date. This fast establishment allows farmers to plant with confidence, growing quick feed before winter sets in.
Manta has strong cool season growth with excellent spring yields; being Agricom's highest yielding diploid Italian means more grass grown for meat, milk and hay production. Trialled, tested and commercialised in Australia based on Australian data and Australian conditions.
Sowing rate (sole): 20-30kg/ha
Sowing rate (mixed): 20-25kg/ha
In this video, Michael Grant and Martin Harmer from DLF Seeds introduce Manta, the latest diploid Italian ryegrass from Agricom. You will find key features of Manta and how it benefits your farm systems.
On advice from Nathan at DLF Seeds we decided to give Manta ryegrass a try in some of our paddocks (after using Nourish for years). Manta was planted at the end of April and despite a wet year it was very quick to get going and establish, so much so it out competed our Kikuyu. We have had multiple grazing’s on it so far. Once we got into spring we have been on 18 day grazing rotations and it’s still going strong. Our pastures have also benefited from the inclusion of Ecotain environmental plantain and Amigain red clover. We will definitely be using Manta on our farm again next year."