Annual Ryegrass

  • Latest maturing annual available, proven in many environments
  • Rapid establishment and winter growth with tetraploid quality



    Download a copy of the Hogan Annual Ryegrass factsheet.


    Hogan is Barenbrug’ newest high-performance annual ryegrass, designed for farmers looking for bigger pasture yields and superior late season quality. Hogan is suitable for grazing, hay or silage, and offers superior quality later into the season.



    • Allows later silage and hay conservation
    • Capitalise on late-season rainfall or irrigation



    • Latest maturing annual available, proven in many environments
    • Rapid establishment and winter growth with tetraploid quality



    #1 in independent New Zealand National Variety Trials for both winter and total yield.*


    In Australia, Hogan has finished in 1st or 2nd place in 50% of trials conducted so far.^


    Variety Management / Agronomy

    Sowing rate: For best results sow Hogan at 20-30 kg/ha into a clean, weed-free seed-bed with adequate soil fertility.

    Sowing depth: Ryegrass can be sown at 5-20 mm, however if sowing in a mix with clover, try to keep the sowing depth from 5-10mm.

    Fertiliser: For best performance, soil fertility and acidity problems should be amended prior to sowing. It is usually best to plant ryegrass with 60-100 kg/ha of MAP or DAP at sowing to provide some starter phosphorus and nitrogen.

    Weeds: Ideally, reducing the weed burden of a paddock should commence in the season prior to sowing by reducing the seed-set of annual weeds with either a herbicide control or silage. Additionally a knock-down herbicide (such as Glysophate) is the best applied prior to sowing if weeds are present.

    Grazing: Ensure the fist grazing doesn’t take place until the plants are sufficiently anchored. Use your hand to pull on the plants at grazing height, if the plants remain in the ground, then grazing can commence. Ideally, ryegrass should be rotationally grazed for optimal growth. To do this, graze at the 2.5-3 leaf stage, then let the plants rest again to the 2.5-3 leaf stage to re-charge the carbohydrates levels to enable better growth rates.


    ^Yield performance from 8 trials across NSW, VIC, QLD over 3 years against 7 leading tetraploid annual ryegrass varieties. Correct at time of printing Jan 2017.

    *No.1 in NFVT trials for both winter and total yield as at January 2017.



    Annual Ryegrass

    Sow for high quality short-term winter crops, to providing multiple grazings in winter & spring. It exhibits the greatest winter growth potential of all the ryegrass types. Generally used for a 6-9 month winter crop or to make the most of a growing season where late season rain is unreliable.