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Cultivar Selector Tool

Using the Forage Value Index (FVI), this tool allows you to objectively select the most suitable endophyte and ryegrass cultivar combination for your farm. Select the relevant filters to obtain a list of appropriate cultivars.

Note: Within each star rating category, cultivars are randomly assigned an order, so please choose cultivars within a star rating category based on seasonal performance values.

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Filtered by: Upper South Island, Perennial Ryegrass/AR1/AR37/Endo5/LE/NEA2/SE, Diploid/Tetraploid, Mid/Late/Very Late

  •   Performance Values (1-5 rating) Seasonal dry matter (DM)
    FVI (Star Rating) FVI STAR RATING ($/ha)
    Please note that cultivars within each star rating category are randomly assigned an order. For more information please refer to the FVI Handbook at www.dairynz.co.nz/fvi
    Cultivar Winter Early Spring Late Spring Summer Autumn

    $418 to $527

    Base AR37
    4 3 4 5 5
    Arrow AR1
    3 4 5 5 4
    Request AR37
    5 5 2 3 4
    Trojan NEA2
    5 4 4 5 4
    One50 AR37
    5 2 3 5 5
    Alto AR37
    5 3 4 4 4

    $309 to $417

    Prospect AR37
    5 2 2 5 4
    Matrix SE
    3 4 3 4 4
    Ultra AR1
    4 3 2 4 4

    $200 to $308

    Alto AR1
    3 3 3 4 3
    Expo AR37
    4 1 2 3 2
    Samson AR37
    4 5 2 1 2
    Bealey NEA2
    4 2 2 4 3
    One50 AR1
    3 1 2 4 4
    Halo AR37
    4 1 2 4 4
    AberMagic AR1
    2 1 5 5 3
    Expo AR1
    3 3 2 3 2

    $92 to $199

    Samson AR1
    1 4 1 1 1
    Samson SE
    2 3 1 2 2
    Ohau AR37
    4 3 2 2 1
    Banquet II Endo5
    3 1 1 3 3

    -$17 to $91

    Pacific SE
    1 2 1 1 1
    Nui SE
    1 3 1 1 1
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Forage Value Lists for download:

Click on the region links below to open and download the forage value list.

Perennial Ryegrass: Upper North Island, Lower North Island, Upper South Island, Lower South Island

12 Month: Upper North Island, Lower North Island, Upper South Island, Lower South Island

Winter Feed: Upper North Island, Lower North Island, Upper South Island, Lower South Island