Viscount

Tetraploid perennial ryegrass

  • More early spring growth and better total yield than Bealey
  • It is more upright for ease of harvest, allowing good clover content and boosting animal performance
  • Very palatable with high feed value - for those looking for maximum per animal performance
  • Viscount and Trojan can be sown together in wider range of situations
  • NEA endophyte providing superior animal performance with a very low risk of animal health problems

    Viscount has been a standout tetraploid perennial ryegrass in Agriseeds' plant breeding programme, with outstanding palatability, excellent early spring and total yield, improved rust resistance and high feed quality. In 2018 Viscount has been upgraded to NEA4 endophyte.

     

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    Seasonal growth

    Viscount is late heading (+19). It has excellent early spring growth, coinciding with calving or lambing when feed is most valuable. For dairy farmers grass at this time of year has been valued at $0.46/kg DM in the DairyNZ Forage Value Index.

     

     

    Feed quality

    Viscount provides high quality very palatable feed, with reduced aftermath heading and improved rust tolerance. It is more upright for ease of harvest, allowing good clover content and boosting animal performance.

     

    NEA4 Endophyte

    Viscount now comes with NEA4 endophyte (instead of NEA), which improves its persistence through better black beetle and root aphid control. Overall NEA4 is very similar to NEA2, and Viscount NEA4 provides excellent animal performance with a very low risk of animal health problems such as ryegrass staggers.

     

    Sowing Viscount

     

     

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    Perennial ryegrass

    Throughout NZ, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is the grass of choice for permanent pastures. It establishes rapidly, yields well, tolerates a range of management practices and has a high nutritive value.

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