Reason

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Reason perennial ryegrass logo
  • Heading Date Mid (+3)
  • Ploidy Diploid
  • Suggested sowing rate (kg/ha) 18-20
  • Endophyte AR37
  • Rust Tolerance Very High
  • Pasture Life Perennial

Reason is a new, mid heading (+3), high performance diploid perennial ryegrass, bred from plants screened in Northland, Waikato, Manawatu and Canterbury. Reason is ideal for sheep, beef and dairy systems looking for extra spring growth, while maintaining summer and autumn quality and production.

  • Well balanced seasonal growth with excellent early spring growth
  • Very good tiller density
  • Extremely low aftermath heading in summer
  • Excellent tolerance to a wide range of environments

 

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Late pregnancy ewes grazing Reason AR37 perennial ryegrass, which was then taken through to seed production for our first pre-commercial seed crop.

Late pregnancy ewes grazing Reason AR37 perennial ryegrass, which was then taken through to seed production for our first pre-commercial seed crop.

Performance Data

Reason AR37 is 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.

Reason is 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 make it an excellent fit for autumn mating in sheep systems. Reason AR1 will be released in the future.

Reason has a five star rating in the upper North Island at the time of print. For more information on the DairyNZ FVI see dairynz.co.nz/fvi.

Suggested Mixes

Dairy Pasture Mix

Reason is ideal for modern dairy pastures requiring September and October growth while maintaining summer quality and autumn pasture covers..

  Rate (kg/ha)
Reason AR37 perennial ryegrass (AR1 available 2024) 20
Attribute white clover 2
Brace white clover 3
TOTAL 25
 

Sheep and Beef Mix

Reason has excellent density for periods of set stocking and winter grazing. It also has good pasture quality through summer into autumn for mating..

  Rate (kg/ha)
Reason AR37 perennial ryegrass (AR1 available 2024) 18
Attribute white clover 3
Nomad white clover 2
Relish red clover 4
Ecotain® environmental plantain 1
 Choice chicory 2
TOTAL 30
 

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