Shogun has created a new position in the market, taking hybrid ryegrass to a new level. Winter growth is equal to many Italian ryegrasses, and Shogun outyields many perennials during summer and autumn. Persistence is excellent for a hybrid, and it has its own endophyte for insect protection.
Shogun redefines ryegrass categories
In trials Shogun has significantly out-yielded other hybrid cultivars. As well as excellent cool season growth, it has exceptional summer and autumn yield.
Shogun’s fast establishment is comparable to that of an Italian ryegrass. This allows paddocks resown with Shogun to be brought back into the grazing rotation more quickly than those renewed with perennial or other hybrid ryegrasses.
Black beetle control
Shogun with NEA endophyte has good control of black beetle, equal to Viscount NEA4.
2-5 year option
Under good grazing management Shogun is a 2-3 year option in summer dry areas, 3-5 years in summer moist. Persistence is aided by its NEA endophyte.
NEA endophyte is one of the most animal safe endophytes available. However, there is a low risk of NEA endophyte causing a low level of ryegrass staggers in sheep or deer in extreme situations (where animals are forced to graze right into the base of a pasture in very summer dry conditions).
Shogun has excellent summer quality, with a very late heading date (+26 days) and little aftermath heading or seeding through the summer.
When sheep or cattle like a pasture, they eat more of it, and liveweight gains (LWG) increase. Shogun delivers high animal intakes and growth rates.