annual ryegrass Pack more punch into your pastures PRONTO annual ryegrass, for feed when you need it ! PRONTO is a rapidly establishing annual ryegrass offering: Strong production from short seasons An elite selection of Queensland material Bulk winter and spring feed High animal palatability and acceptance Fast establishment Excellent tolerance to rust and leaf disease Dense tillers and fine stems “ We've been using PRONTO for the last two years instead of Tetila. Ploidy: Seasonality: Diploid (more seed per kg generally than tetraploid) Winter-Spring Peak PRONTO has been sown with a small Sowing rate: 20-30kg/ha seed box followed by harrows at Grazing management: Rotational 25kg/ha in late February, we locked Heading date: 6 days later than Tetila the paddock up and had one bulk grazing in mid winter and the paddock Recommended regions: NSW, Queensland was then locked up again for silage. Recommended pasture mixes Off a 5ha paddock we cut 77 bales, Bulk winter feed - PRONTO pure sward, over-sowing & mulch sowing Milking system/extending seasonal activity - PRONTO, TONIC PLANTAIN, GROUSE each weighing 650kg at 30% dry CHICORY, PERSIAN CLOVER, NUSIRAL & WILL LADINO WHITE CLOVERS matter. We found the paddock yielded extremely well 5000kg/DM/ha. ” Kevin Beaumont, Owner 'Boonylee', Dorrigo Whether you’re looking for an annual ryegrass as bulk winter feed or to extend seasonal activity. PRONTO annual ryegrass is the ideal choice for high quality quick growing feed that’s fast to first grazing. For quality hay/silage production. PRONTO can be mixed with clovers and herbs to extend the seasonal activity of the pasture. Due to PRONTO being a diploid, the lower sowing rate compared to tetraploid types, makes PRONTO a very cost-effective short term ryegrass option. PRONTO is suitable for sowing either as a “ It's quick out of the blocks and this combined with it's recovery after pure sward or for over-sowing as a means to renovating old under performing pastures. PRONTO is a true annual ryegrass, therefore it can be expected to persist in pastures for grazing is excellent. We've been up to one year. particularly impressed after we cut PRONTO will exhibit fast establishment, stronger cool season growth and higher palatability compared with more perennial options. silage in mid October. It returned to leaf and was ready to graze two weeks after cutting, if it had been Annual and short rotation ryegrass production, NFVT Total Mutdapilly, 2003. Tetila it would be seed head. ” Brent Watson, Manager, 'Boonylee,' Dorrigo Cultivar Winter Spring Summer Total Kg DM Relative DM Production Production (Trial Mean = 100) Annual Ryegrasses PRONTO* 107 87 10 10,913 95 New Tetila 85 66 14 8,512 74 Short Rotation Ryegrasses## Grasslands Warrior 106 124 215 13,309 116 Grasslands Status Plus 107 122 93 13,303 114 Crusader 100 118 200 12,596 110 Concord 103 102 86 11,668 102 Sonik 89 79 88 9,663 85 TRIAL MEAN 5,755 5,475 207 11,437 100 Winter growth advantage! * In this trial PRONTO produced 28% more than New Tetila ## Short rotation ryegrasses are longer growing types that produce later in the latter part of spring/early summer. NSW Department of Primary Industries - Forage Ryegrass Trials 1999-2005 Winter growth advantage! Dry Matter Yields relative to Maverick Gold Relative Dry Matter Yield (Maverick Gold =100) Cultivar No. of Trials Winter Spring Total Rust Rating Annuals PRONTO 10 105 100 102 Tetila 44 100 91 95 Moderate-heavy T-Rex 15 104 89 97 Light Winter Star 27 106 93 99 Very light-light Missile 15 102 84 92 Moderate-heavy Passeral Plus 20 103 102 103 Light Italians Concord 45 103 98 100 Light-moderate Crusader 47 105 101 103 Light Caversham 25 105 99 101 Very light-light Diplex 7 106 96 101 Feast II 24 99 102 101 Light Flanker 41 100 104 102 Light-moderate Florina 8 99 93 96 Hulk 13 104 97 101 Mariner 16 102 100 101 Light Maverick Gold 47 100 100 100 Light Sonic 6 101 98 100 Status 23 99 99 99 Light-moderate Tabu 20 106 104 105 Moderate Warrior 23 99 103 101 Very light-light Sites: Taree, Gloucester, Singleton, Maitland, Nowra, Berry, Bega, Tamworth, Wollongbar, Kempsey, Wingham, Aberdeen, Windsor, Casino, Richmond, Denman, Tumut. Gross Margin Analysis PRONTO Annual Ryegrass compared to Coolibah Oats Trial Results Provided by NSW DPI, Scone, 2006. Coolibah PRONTO • Replicated dry matter trial over 180 days Oats Ryegrass • Coolibah oats yielded 5,437kg DM/ha Income $/ha $/ha • Pronto ryegrass yielded 12,345kg DM/ha Beef $576 $1,152 Variable Costs Assumptions Preparation Including Glyphosate, Cultivation, Sowing $24 $24 • Utilisation rate 70% Cost of seed • Steers consume15kg DM/head/day, 100kg/ha x $.80/kg $80 averaging 1kg live weight gain per day 20kg/ha x $3.60/kg $80 • Beef returns based on $2.00 per kg Fertiliser DAP, Urea $147 $147 Weed Control Grass & Broadleaf control $12 $12 Water 1ML per 1500kg DM per ha @ $55 per ML $199 $453 Total Variable Costs $/ha $462 $716 annual ryegrass Gross Margin Income - Variable Costs $114 $436 annual ryegrass PGG Seeds cultivars are available from all quality seed suppliers, and are proudly distributed by: Auswest Seeds, Forbes 02 6852 1500, Brisbane 07 3272 9577, Armidale 02 6772 2343 “ I've been using PRONTO for two years, PRONTO is an Stephen Pasture Seeds, Vic, SA 03 5335 8055 Smyth Seeds, Vic, Sth NSW 03 5762 5288 excellent ryegrass, it's speed of Roberts Ltd, Tas 03 6393 6060 establishment and recovery after Irwin Hunter & Co, WA 08 9383 4708 grazing was excellent, in a stop start season it performed above our expectations, PRONTO will be the only annual ryegrass I use FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & ADVICE ... next year, it leaves Tetila for dead Visit our new website: www.pggseeds.com.au in every respect. ” Glen Martin, 'Beaumar', Dorrigo PGG Seeds Territory Managers Dick Evans, Southern VIC, TAS, SA, WA, 0418 579 220, firstname.lastname@example.org Sven Koljo, Northern VIC, Southern NSW, 0427 772 488, email@example.com Dean Baker, QLD & Central NSW, 0407 263 826, firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Roberts, Northern and North Coast NSW, 0427 496 032, email@example.com This information has been checked for accuracy and published in good faith. 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