Legion

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Legion perennial ryegrass logo
  • Ploidy Diploid
  • Suggested sowing rate (kg/ha) 18-20
  • Heading Date Late (+12-14)
  • Endophyte AR37
  • Rust Tolerance Very High
  • Available with AR37 endophyte
  • Outstanding summer, autumn and winter growth
  • Excellent density for periods of set stocking and winter grazing
  • Very low aftermath seeding and excellent summer leafiness
  • Very good tiller size and leaf length

Legion AR37 was bred solely from late heading perennial ryegrass plants that have been individually screened for persistence, rust tolerance and vigour in Canterbury, Palmerston North, Waikato and Northland.

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Performance Data

Legion AR37 can be used in general sheep and beef pastures having excellent density for periods of set stocking and winter grazing. It is also a high performance grass that is well suited to dairy pastures and runoffs. Legion has a good spring growth habit with low aftermath seeding in summer time helping with pasture quality into autumn. Legion is a leading variety in the 2019 NFVT national perennial ryegrass yield trials where it delivers outstanding growth from summer through to winter while maintaining good spring activity.
Legion with AR37 endophyte is not suitable for deer or horse pastures. Legion AR1 will be released in the future.

Suggested Mixes

Sheep and Beef

Legion can be used in general sheep and beef pastures and has excellent density for periods of set stocking and winter grazing. It has a good spring growth habit while maintaining low aftermath seeding in summer, helping with pasture quality through summer into autumn for mating. Legion with AR37 endophyte is not suitable for deer or horse pastures. Legion AR1 will be released in the future.

  Rate (kg/ha)
Legion AR37 18
Tribute white clover 3
Nomad white clover 2
Relish red clover 4
Ecotain® environmental plantain 2
TOTAL 29

Dairy

Legion AR37 is a high performance grass that is highly suited to dairy pastures and runoffs. The strengths of autumn and winter production helps with pasture cover at these critical times and its summer leafiness and lack of aftermath seed head makes it ideal for summer production.


  Rate (kg/ha)
Legion AR37 20
Mainstay white clover 3
Tribute white clover 2
TOTAL 25

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