Thumpa

Thumpa is Agricom’s new high yielding tetraploid Italian ryegrass which was selected for rapid establishment and excellent autumn and winter yields.

Thumpa provides valuable early autumn and winter feed, growing feed when you need it most. The late season nature of Thumpa (+22 days heading date) provides more leaf longer into the season to provide better quality hay or silage. Thumpa has also shown great plant survival in trials for a tetraploid Italian ryegrass compared to some others in the market.

Thumpa has performed exceptionally well in trials and on farm in intensive Dairy and Beef operations. It is suited to farmers wanting maximum animal production.

Product Specifications

Ploidy: Diploid
Heading Date: Late
Endophyte options: Nill
Sowing rate: 25-30 kg/ha with clovers and herbs
When to sow: Autumn, spring
Prime growing times: Autumn, winter, spring
Best grazing practice: Rotational grazing for maximum yields
Sow with: Tribute white clover
Prestige white clover
Nomad white clover
Tonic plantain
Choice chicory
Colenso red clover