Reason AR37 is a new diploid perennial ryegrass that has topped the accumulated dry matter production trial against leading perennial diploids* (2018 – 2021 Terang Victoria), proving it consistently produces excellent quality dry matter production across all seasons. This mid flowering perennial returns to a vegetative state after flowering, providing farmers with extended late season quality – a trait not typically seen in a mid flowering perennial ryegrass. With a +3 heading date and the added benefit of a very low aftermath heading, sow Reason AR37 to boost productivity and take advantage of early spring growth.
*DLF Seeds stage 2 perennial ryegrass trial (2018-2021)
Sowing rate (sole): 20-25kg/ha
Sowing rate (mixed): 15-20kg/ha
An endophyte is a fungus found naturally in many grass species, including ryegrass. It provides the plant with protection from insects, and in return the plant provides the endophyte with a place to live and reproduce.
Pests controlled: Argentine Stem Weevil Larvae, Pasture Mealy Bug, Adult Black Beetle and Root Aphid.
Available in: Base, Reason, One50, Vast, #Legion, #Platform and Expo perennial ryegrass, Mohaka hybrid ryegrass and Lush Italian ryegrass.
Suitable for: Beef, sheep and dairy. For important animal health information, see here.
DLF Seeds: Leading endophyte experts with over 25 years experience and purpose built cold storage facilities to ensure live endophyte percentages are maintained
To date AR37 has been trialled with sheep and cattle exclusively. Other classes including horses should not consume forage containing AR37 endophyte.
#Platform and Legion have been bred, selected and successfully tested as a perennial and will function as a perennial. ryegrass. Due to small number of tip awns, Platform is certified as Lolium boucheanum.
Reason AR37 has a +3 heading date vs Nui at 0 days.Within the DLF Seeds Agricom portfolio of products, Reason AR37 has a similar heading date to Somerset and Rely, and is 7 days later than Kingsgate. It is 10 days earlier than Legion and 17 days earlier than ONE50.
An ideal mid heading ryegrass to add an earlier heading date to dairy platforms that have a lot of late heading ryegrass. Reason AR37 is a high performance, resilient diploid perennial that has low aftermath heading in summer and maintains summer and autumn productivity similar to existing late heading dairy options.
Ideal for early spring set stocking, with its summer quality making it well suited for a range of stock classes. Its low aftermath heading and autumn growth potential making it an excellent fit for autumn mating in sheep systems. Reason SE/AR1 will be released in the future. AR37 endophyte is not suitable for horse pastures.
Minimum 600mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated