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Enhancer Italian Ryegrass


 

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Enhancer Italian Ryegrass

 

·    High Yield & Feed Quality

·    Excellent Summer Regrowth

·    Rapid Establishment

The Enhancer Italian Ryegrass Story

 

  Enhancer Italian Ryegrass was developed for both hay/silage production and grazing. Enhancer is an excellent yielding variety and one of the fastest growing grasses available to farmers. Enhancer has excellent forage quality and excellent forage production throughout the spring and summer. For seven years (1999-2006) Enhancer considerably out yielded all of its competitors at the University of Kentucky yield trials. Because Enhancer establishes quickly and like true Italian Ryegrass does not head out in the sowing year, it provides exceptional forage quality. Enhancer is endophyte-free.

 

   A major advantage of Enhancer is that it keeps growing later into the summer, yielding more forage than other annual Ryegrasses, a fact which makes Enhancer a good choice whenever summer forage production is critical. During the month of September at the trials in Lexington, Kentucky, Enhancer was still growing one year after planting while the annual ryegrasses had died out. In regrowth there are fewer stems compared to other varieties, indicating Enhancer has a higher leaf mass and more digestible forage.

Planting Guide
 
SEEDING RATE ALONE / ACRE.............20 - 30 lbs.
SEEDING RATE IN MIX / ACRE..............15 - 20 lbs.
SEEDING DATES....................Spring, Early Summer
SEEDING DEPTH ..................................1/4-1/2 inch
SEEDING METHOD ....................Drill, Broadcast, Air
DAYS TO GERMINATE......................................4 - 7
AVERAGE SEEDS PER LB ..........................220,000
EASE OF ESTABLISHMENT ......................Excellent
LIFE CYCLE ..................................................Biennial
LEGUME COMPATIBILITY ........................Excellent
SEED TREATMENT...........................................None
 
 
 
Agronomic Characteristics
 
FORAGE YIELD .............................Excellent
FORAGE QUALITY ........................Excellent
MATURITY.........................................Medium
PERSISTENCE.........................................Fair
PALATABILITY ...............................Excellent
GROWING HABIT ................................Bunch
DROUGHT TOLERANCE .....................Good
MOISTURE TOLERANCE.....................Good
LOW PH TOLERANCE .........................Good
HAY .................................................Excellent
SILAGE............................................Excellent
PASTURE ..............................................Good
 

 

Product Specifications

Sku: Enhancer Italian Ryegrass
Vendor:
Release Date: 02/26/10

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