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Arise is the newest late maturing tetraploid Italian ryegrass (+15 days) bred for Barenbrug. Arise offers quick establishment for early feed and a wide growth period, providing quality feed throughout the year. Arise is capable of multiple grazings throughout late autumn, winter, early spring and late spring, with the ability to produce quality feed in a second year under the correct conditions. This provides the benefit of a more productive pasture to grow more home-grown feed for your livestock. Suitable for over sowing into existing pastures for a boost to establish quick feed options, reducing the need for winter supplementary feeding and aiding to fill the winter feed gap.
- Tetraploid Italian ryegrass
- High forage yield - even better than Aston
- Great all-season performance
- Fast establishment and great winter yield
- More home-grown forage for milk, meat and hay/silage
- Helps to fill the autumn and winter-feed gaps
- Produces excellent quality forage for livestock
Variety Management / Agronomy
Sowing rate: For best results sow Arise at 25-35 kg/ha into a clean, weed-free seed-bed with adequate soil fertility (use much higher sowing rates if broadcasting).
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 seedset of annual weeds with either a herbicide control or silage. Additionally a knock-down herbicide (such as glyphosate) is best applied prior to sowing if weeds are present.
Grazing: Ensure the first 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.
Arise consistently demonstrated strong performance over different trial locations and years. Topping total yield (approx. 15500kg DM/ha) across Howlong and Lardner Park multisite analysis from 2016-2018, outperforming Aston and competitor varieties across these trials.
The late heading of Arise and strong yield performance from during early and late spring allows producers to get the most out the variety throughout the growing season.
Arise is also able to push through to a second year under favourable seasonal conditions and provide valuable autumn feed heading into winter.
Plant Breeders Rights (PBR): This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this brochure is from official and other sources and is considered to be reliable. It is provided in good faith and every care has been taken to ensure its accuracy. Barenbrug does not accept any responsibility for the consequences that may arise from the acceptance of recommendations or the suggestions made.