Tetrastar Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass is ideally suited for managed grazing operations. It has shown good resistance to foliar diseases that can impact forage quality and persistence such as rust and ryegrass blast.
5.0 – 8.0
Lifespan: A = Annual; B = Biennial; P = Perennial
Tolerates well or is useful for
Is somewhat tolerant or is somewhat useful for
Is not tolerant or should not be used for
Tetrastar produces high quality temporary pasture. Its strong seedling vigor, high yield, and high quality also make it desirable when mixed with clover.
The high production capacity of this annual ryegrass also makes it popular for additional feed when short hay supplies are expected.
As a cover crop, the extensive root system of Tetrastar makes it an effective catch crop for nitrogen and can help break up compacted soils. It offers many benefits including erosion control, improvement of aggregate stability, and increased organic matter to the soil profile. it can also be used as a nurse crop with fall-plant legumes such as clover.