Ryegrasses

Agricom has a long and successful history of developing leading cultivars.

Our aim is to breed new cultivars which provide opportunities for farmers to improve animal production and reduce costs. These cultivars will also incorporate new technologies that enhance the production, persistence and quality of pastures (e.g. novel endophytes).

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Italian Ryegrass

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Italians and Italian-type hybrids are often called short-rotation ryegrasses. Compared to perennials they are more erect, large leaved, heavieryielding grasses, with a variation in persistence from 9 months to 3 years. TheItalian-type hybrids typically exhibit winter yields 70-90% of Italian ryegrasswith persistence varying from 1 year in dry conditions to more than 3 years.

Perennial Ryegrass

Perennial ryegrass

The most versatile perennial grass species used in temperate farming regions. Ryegrasses are known for ease of establishment and management, adaptability to a wide range of climatic, fertility and grazing conditions and suitability to many farming systems.Perennial and long-rotation ryegrass is best suited to fertile soils, with minimum average annual rainfalls above 700mm. 

Long-Rotation Ryegrass

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The most versatile perennial grass species used in temperate farming regions. Ryegrasses are known for ease of establishment and management, adaptability to a wide range of climatic, fertility and grazing conditions and suitability to many farming systems.Perennial and long-rotation ryegrass is best suited to fertile soils, with minimum average annual rainfalls above 700mm. 

Annual Ryegrass

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(Lolium multiflorum, Lolium hybridum) This group includes the traditional Italian and annual (Westerwolds), and Italian-type hybrids. Italians and Italian-type hybrids are often called short-rotation ryegrasses. Compared to perennials they are more erect, large leaved, heavier yielding grasses, with a variation in persistence from 9 months to 3 years.