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The early ryegrass gets the forage

EarlyPloid is the earliest forage-producing tetraploid ryegrass available commercially. Just in time, it sprouts to save cattle and pasture from the grip of winter, or offer up one last silage harvest before corn goes in the ground.

An early maturing variety, Earlyploid still produces big yields. Earlyploid quits earlier than others, giving dairies the opportunity to harvest the ryegrass and plant another forage crop behind it in the spring.

This large-seeded, upright and early maturing annual ryegrass resists disease like a steer resists snuggles. And its superior cold tolerance allows it to be grown for cool-season forage in the southern annual ryegrass region of the U.S. For the first-available forage, EarlyPloid is your first choice.

  • Excellent resistance to crown rust
  • Improved resistance to stem rust
  • Good resistance to gray leaf spot and Helminthosporium leaf spot disease


Seed Species: Tetraploid ryegrass

Coverage Area: 1.5 acres

Mature Height: 36 inches

Where to use:

Pastureland for Winter grazing.

When to use:

Plant in September through November and forage will persist until mid to late Spring.

How to use:

  1. Take a soil sample
  2. Plant in prepared bed in early fall at a rate of 35 lbs/acre or overseed later as summer grass begins to go dormant
  3. Adequate moisture is required for proper germination
  4. Apply nitrogen fertilizer as needed after emergence



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