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PayDay

Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass

PayDay is an endophyte-free, medium-late maturing and high yielding perennial ryegrass.

Rust Resistance

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!

Medium-late Maturity

PayDay has a later maturity. This means PayDay has a greater ability to be used in combination with other species.

Kentucky Trial Results

Lexington, KY, 2012-2013

VarietyMaturity 
May 20
Percent Stand 
Oct 22
DM/AC*
Elana DS54.5985.24
TetraGain56985.16
Boost56954.87
Payday53.51004.72
Crave531004.7
Power54.51004.57
Calibra541004.53
Impressario55.51004.51
Verseka551004.35
Granddaddy56.51004.33
BG3450.31004
Linn58.31003.62
LSD 0.052.430.77
* total 4 harvests during 2013

Tetraploid Benefits

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

Lexington, KY 2013-16

 MaturityPercent Stand3-yr Total Dm/Ac
Variety5/7/1410/17/16 
Kentaur32.890*7.37*
Everlast56.0826.58*
Victorian56.092*6.53*
PayDay34.589*6.49*
Boost46.3816.44*
Calibra38.094*6.05
Linn52.0665.98
Power35.892*5.97
BG3432.3795.29
LSD (0.05)5.681.07
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

East Lansing, MI, Seeded May 2014

VarietyYield DM Tons/Ac
 Heading Date2016 Total2015 TotalTwo-year Total
Payday3-Jun3.153.596.74
Maximo29-May3.593.076.66
Remington9-Jun3.453.106.55
Mara4-Jun3.213.016.22
Linn24-May2.942.765.69
LSD (0.05) 0.330.410.59

Cold Tolerance

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

Forage Trial

Arlington, WI, 2014-15

VarietySpecies2015 Total DM/a2014 Total DM/a2-year Total
PaydayPerennial ryegrass4.464.408.86
IntradaItalian ryegrass4.653.688.33
Spring GreenFestulolium2.932.845.77
FedoroFestuloliumWinter killed3.953.95
PomposoPerennial ryegrassWinter killed5.135.13
HunterPerennial ryegrassWinter killed4.764.76
PST-2CowPerennial ryegrassWinter killed4.414.41
Ashton ChieftainPerennial ryegrassWinter killed4.024.02
JavorioItalian ryegrassWinter killed4.014.01
TorontoPerennial ryegrassWinter killed3.993.99
Tetra PrimeItalian ryegrassWinter killed3.003.00
Tetra MagIntermediate ryegrassWinter killed2.672.67

Planting Information

Seeding Rate – new pastures30–50 lbs./ac
Seeding Rate – overseeding10–15 lbs./ac
Planting Datesearly spring and fall
Planting Zones (map)green
Planting Depth1/4–1/2"
Optimal pH Range5.5–7.5
Germination7–10 days
Perennial Forage planting map