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Aston is a late maturing tetraploid Italian ryegrass, with high overall yields regardless of seasonal or regional variations. Its fast establishment results in good early feed production from an autumn sowing, which also makes it particularly useful for oversowing or mulch planting. Aston will produce plentiful feed for multiple grazings through late autumn, winter and early spring and its late season quality will be of beneﬁt for the production of valuable silage or hay cuts into late spring and early summer. Feed quality is very good with high ME and low NDF. The open sward and intermediate growth habit make Aston ideally suited to planting in combination with annual clovers.
- High yielding tetraploid Italian ryegrass
- Very fast establishment
- Intermediate growth habit with a reasonably open sward
- High overall yield regardless of seasonal or regional variations
- Consistently even seasonal growth pattern, offering reliable feed through the growing season
- Highly suitable for over-sowing
Suggested sowing rate
Aston has strong performance across a multitude of environments and years. In the 24 Australian trials in which Aston has been included it has scored in the top 3 commercial varieties for total yield in 22 (92%) of these. Fast establishment and high early yield: Aston has very fast emergence and has consistently shown high ﬁrst cut yields in trials (trials ran between 2006-2010). This fast production will result in a shorter time to ﬁrst grazing and therefore a faster return on investment. It will also provide strong competition for weeds. Excellent late season quality and low aftermath heading. Aston maintains very good feed quality into late spring due to high overall feed quality and very low aftermath heading. In particular Aston has a low NDF level which allows a higher feed intake as a result stock can consume more energy which will drive up milk or meat production.
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.
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