The Adaptable Ryegrass

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  • Sowing Rate 18 kg/HA
  • Heading Date Mid-Late (+12)
  • Ploidy Diploid
  • Endophyte AR37, AR1
  • Rust Tolerance Good

Grasslands Prospect has excellent all-year-round growth and tiller density for persistence. 

  • Available with AR37 and AR1 novel endophytes
  • Prospect has been bred from a diverse range of genetic perennial material
  • Strong all-year-round performance
  • A dense, fine-leaved diploid cultivar with high total production 

Prospect is a new generation perennial ryegrass# that has been bred from a combination of late heading north-west Spanish perennial ryegrasses and traditional mid heading perennial ryegrasses. Due to Prospect's flowering date of +12 days, its peak growth is between a mid heading ryegrass like Samson and a late heading ryegrass like ONE50. Prospect is characterised by a dense fine-leaved habit. One of its main strengths is its reliable all-year-round production.

#Prospect 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.


ONE50 perennial ryegrass

Sowing & Establishment

  • Sowing Rate 18 kg/HA, 18-20

Performance Data

Prospect is suitable for dairy farmers looking for dense, robust pastures with excellent persistence under insect and intensive grazing pressures. In regional trialling Prospect has shown excellent adaptation to a wide range of environments. Prospect is suited to a variety of situations from hill country development on sheep and beef farms, to high performance dairy systems. 

Agricom values individual trials that are undertaken New Zealand wide and the data they provide. For us, while the results may have statistical limitations, they deliver invaluable information on the basis of the specific locations and conditions in which they are undertaken, especially from the experiences and anecdotal feedback received. Multiple trial summaries offer a level of confidence that a result will be repeated. It is important to be aware that the number of trials a cultivar is summarised in relates to the confidence you can have that the data summary will not change with the addition of extra trials. Cultivars summarised from a least 8-10 trials are less likely to change than ones summarised from 3-4 trials. Prospect sits in the top statistical group for total yield in the ‘NFVT Perennial Ryegrass All New Zealand Trial Summary 1991-2016’. Prospect’s seasonal strengths are winter, late spring and summer while being solid in the other seasons.

Suggested Mixes

Dairy Pasture Example Mix

  Rate (kg/ha)
Prospect AR37 or AR1 perennial ryegrass* 20
Mainstay white clover 3
Tribute white clover 2


* It is not advisable to mix AR37 and AR1 varieties. AR1 is not recommended for areas where black beetle, porina or root aphid are common problem pests. Grass seed should be Superstrike® treated where Argentine stem weevil, black beetle or grass grub are a risk to seedlings. For more information on AR37 endophyte, visit AR37 endophyte is not suitable for deer or horse pastures.

Sheep and Beef Pasture Example Mix

  Rate (kg/ha)
Prospect AR37 or AR1 perennial ryegrass* 18
Tribute white clover 3
Nomad white clover 2
Relish red clover 4
AgriTonic plantain or Ecotain® environmental plantain 2
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Prospect is a grass that can handle a tough environment and has the ability to perform and persist when it counts

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