PayDay has better rust resistance. Rust not only reduces forage yield and quality, it also is a big turn-off to grazing animals. It frankly tastes nasty! Improved rust resistance means longer-stand life, higher yields, and better gains for grazing animals, as well as those consuming harvested feed in forms of hay and silage. Better rust resistance means a better PayDay!
PayDay has a later maturity. This means PayDay has a greater ability to be used in combination with other species.
Kentucky Trial Results
|Percent Stand |
|* total 4 harvests during 2013|
With wider leaves, twice the chromosomes, and higher sugar content, PayDay tastes sweeter and is highly digestible– a benefit for grazing animals. Faster digestibility and more upright growth are also desirable for hay and silage production.
Yield and Persistence
PayDay has been bred for improved persistence and high forage yield. This means you can count on high yields for many years, bringing you more profit in both forage production and reduced replanting cost.
Kentucky Trial Results
|Maturity||Percent Stand||3-yr Total Dm/Ac|
|Seeded September 5, 2013.|
|*Not significantly different from the highest numerical value in the column, based on the 0.05 LSD.|
Michigan State University
2015 Forage Trial
|Variety||Yield DM Tons/Ac|
|Heading Date||2016 Total||2015 Total||Two-year Total|
PayDay is showing itself to be more cold tolerant than numerous other ryegrasses. In the 2014-15 University of Wisconsin forage trials, only Payday and one other variety survived after the first year.
University of Wisconsin
|Variety||Species||2015 Total DM/a||2014 Total DM/a||2-year Total|
|Pomposo||Perennial ryegrass||Winter killed||5.13||5.13|
|Hunter||Perennial ryegrass||Winter killed||4.76||4.76|
|PST-2Cow||Perennial ryegrass||Winter killed||4.41||4.41|
|Ashton Chieftain||Perennial ryegrass||Winter killed||4.02||4.02|
|Javorio||Italian ryegrass||Winter killed||4.01||4.01|
|Toronto||Perennial ryegrass||Winter killed||3.99||3.99|
|Tetra Prime||Italian ryegrass||Winter killed||3.00||3.00|
|Tetra Mag||Intermediate ryegrass||Winter killed||2.67||2.67|
|Seeding Rate – new pastures||30–50 lbs./ac|
|Seeding Rate – overseeding||10–15 lbs./ac|
|Planting Dates||early spring and fall|
|Planting Zones (map)||green|
|Optimal pH Range||5.5–7.5|