Tabu+ was bred to supersede the best selling Tabu, with significantly higher total DM yield. Tabu+ is nutritious, with explosive establishment speed and superior cool season growth.
Tabu+ is suitable as an 8-12 month high performance crop; can last 2-3 years in areas with mild summers, or can be used for undersowing into run out pasture to boost
winter-spring growth. In dense pastures spraying before drilling is recommended. Note: In situations where a pasture is required for 12+ months Shogun NEA may be a better option.
High DM yield
Tabu+ is the top yielding Italian ryegrass in the National Forage Variety Trials (NFVT) with significantly more winter growth. It is out yielded only by Shogun NEA hybrid ryegrass.
Tabu+ produced an extra 340 kg DM/ha over Tabu as an 8 month crop (from sowing through winter to mid spring). For a small additional seed cost (e.g. $5/ha) for Tabu+, that equates to a 2000% ROI, given this cool season feed is highly valuable, i.e. $0.35/kg DM or an extra $103/ha (value calculated from the DairyNZ FVI).