Hancock's Pasture Ryegrass is a medium maturity, westerwold type, tetraploid annual ryegrass. It was selected for fast establishment along with balanced production through the growing season. Hancock's Pasture Ryegrass has good resistance to crown rust and a vigorous regrowth after harvest. It outperforms the most commonly used varieties in many trials across the southern US. Hancock's Pasture Ryegrass is extremely high yielding in early cuts, an excellent choice for fast-establishing, short-term grazing and green chop production and has an improved cold tolerance over other tetraploid varieties. It can be sown alone or in combination with fall-sown forage cereals and annual clovers. Hancock's Pasture Ryegrass is our #1 choice in providing a cost-effective, high-quality forage for livestock.
Hancock's Pasture Ryegrass went through a rigorous selection process in both the South East and Oregon. Disease resistance and yield were the primary focus of the selection process. In Florida, the focus was resistance to crown rust (Puccinia coronata) and vigorous post-harvest regrowth. Selection criteria in Oregon was resistance to stem rust (Puccinia graminis), tiller density, forage and seed yield potential.
RYEGRASS VARIETY: ANDES (Endophyte free)
GROWTH HABIT: Annual Bunch
ESTAB. RATE: 5-7 days
pH RANGE: 5-8
SEEDING RATE: 35-40 lbs/ac