Reason

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

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.

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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.

Suggested Mixes

Sheep and Beef

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 making it an excellent fit for autumn mating in sheep systems. AR37 endophyte is not suitable for deer or horse pastures. Reason AR1 will be released in the future.

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

Dairy

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.

  Rate (kg/ha)
Reason AR37 20
Attribute white clover 2
Brace white clover 3
Ecotain® environmental plaintain 3
TOTAL 28

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