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.
# Legion has been bred, selected and successfully tested as a perennial and will function as a perennial ryegrass. Due to a small number of tip awns Prospect is certified as Lolium boucheanum.
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.
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.
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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.
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