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Forage

Diamond T

Common Name
Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass
Species
Lolium multiflorum
Uses
Pasture
Silage
Hay

Diamond T tetraploid annual ryegrass was developed by OreGro research to provide a high quality, high yielding variety with world-wide adaptability. Currently used on five continents, Diamond T has proven to be an excellent short-term annual that provides forage for increased meat and milk production. High palatability with high animal intake yields more profits per acre for the livestock producer. Whether for pasture, hay, or silage, Diamond T is a proven winner that will be an asset in your forage program.  

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Details

  • Annual ryegrass can be planted almost year around, as long as nighttime temperatures are above 40 degrees and daytime temperatures are above 55 degrees, adequate germination and growth can be accomplished.

    Fall, South

    September through March, depending on location.

    Fall, North

    August through October.

    Spring

    As soon as the temperatures are adequate. Can be frost seeded. If overseeding warm-season pastures, mow or graze warm-season grasses short before planting annual ryegrass to aid in establishment.

Trials

  • Plains, GA

    2 yr. ave. 2017-19

    lbs./acre
    Diamond T 6,880
    Prine 6,797
    Attain 6,569
    Fria 6,395
    Big Boss 6,195
  • Overton TX

    3 yr. ave. 2017-20

    lbs./acre
    Diamond T 8,094
    Jackson 7,537
    Nelson 7,298
    Gulf 6,853
    Prine 6,293
  • Alabama, Southern Region

    2020

    lbs./acre
    Diamond T 4,555
    Nelson 4,175
    Attain 4,120
    Marshall 4,079
    Grits 4,022
  • Starkville, MS

    2017

    lbs./acre
    Diamond T 9,724
    Nelson 8,400
    Big Boss 7,663
    Jumbo 7,585
    Marshall 7,519

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