FVI

  1. Capturing hybrid vigour in perennial ryegrass breeding

    Developing a hybrid breeding method for perennial ryegrass has the potential to increase gains in annual dry matter yield.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/capturing-hybrid-vigour-in-perennial-ryegrass-breeding/

  2. Success from the soil up

    ‘No-till’ sowing is ticking business and environmental boxes for Taranaki’s Brewer family.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/success-from-the-soil-up/

  3. Investing your levy to lift pasture performance

    DairyNZ's levy-funded projects focus on reducing dairying's environmental effects, while improving pasture dry matter yield, quality and persistence.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/investing-your-levy-to-lift-pasture-performance/

  4. FVI gains energy and persistence

    From this month, DairyNZ’s Forage Value Index will include two new traits for perennial ryegrass cultivars: metabolisable energy and persistence.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/fvi-gains-energy-and-persistence/

  5. Cultivar performance under the FVI spotlight

    DairyNZ’s Forage Value Index (FVI) helps farmers choose the best-performing grasses for their region using its simple five-star rating system. Trials have now started to test the FVI systems under realistic dairy farm management conditions, as DairyNZ senior scientist Cáthal Wims explains.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/cultivar-performance-under-the-fvi-spotlight/