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PayDay

Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass

More profit in your pocket.

PayDay's improved rust resistance, later maturity, sweet taste and high forage yields can build more beef, make more milk, and put more dollars in your wallet.

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Features

Rust Resistance

Rust not only reduces forage yield and quality, it frankly tastes nasty! PayDay's 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.

Medium-late Maturity

PayDay has later maturity. This makes it more compatible to be used in combination with other species and increases forage quality.

Cold Tolerant

PayDay is notably more cold tolerant than a number of other perennial ryegrasses. This means it lasts longer with fewer replants.

Digestibility

PayDay has wide leaves and higher sugar content which makes it more palatable and digestible for grazing animals.

High Yielding/Persistent

PayDay's high forage yield and better persistence mean more grazing days, higher hay yields, and longer stands. Ideal for intensive rotational grazing.

Horse-Friendly

Payday is naturally endophyte-free, meaning it is safe for horses and all livestock. In fact, because Payday is fast-growing and resilient, it will be found as a component in many horse pasture and hay mixtures.

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

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2012-2013

VarietyMaturity 
May 20
Percent Stand 
Oct 22
Tons DM/A*
Elana DS54.5985.24
TetraGain56.0985.16
Boost56.0954.87
PayDay53.51004.72
Crave53.01004.70
Power54.51004.57
Calibra54.01004.53
Impressario55.51004.51
Verseka55.01004.35
Granddaddy56.51004.33
BG3450.31004.00
Linn58.31003.62
LSD 0.052.430.77
*Total 4 harvests during 2013.

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 ryegrass variety survived after the first year.

University of Wisconsin

Forage Trial

Arlington, WI

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2014-2015

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

Yield and Persistance

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. Whether using for hay, dairy silage, beef or horse pastures, rotational grazers and mechanical harvesters will all appreciate this high-profit forage.

Kentucky

Kentucky Trial Results

Lexington, KY

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2013-2016

 MaturityPercent Stand3-Year Total (Tons DM/A)
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

Michigan State University

Forage Yield Trial (Tons DM/A)

East Lansing, MI

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2014-2017

Variety2017201620153-Year Total
Top Score2.82*3.56*3.70*10.08*
PayDay2.143.153.59*8.89
Remington2.103.45*3.108.65
Mara1.543.213.017.26
Maximo-3.59*3.076.66
Linn-2.942.765.70
LSD0.420.330.410.84
Planted May 24, 2014.
Experimental varieties not listed.
*Yielded statistically the same as the top-yielding entry.
Complete trial data available upon request.

Pennsylvania

Penn State University

Yield Trial

Rock Springs, PA

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2014-2017

Percent StandYield (Tons DM/A)
Variety10/15/172015201620173-Year Total
Tetraprime946.15*3.36*7.14*5.55*
AstonChieftain944.983.06*7.73*5.26*
PayDay955.332.936.624.96*
Albion935.292.586.714.86
Boost954.913.70*5.964.86
GO-AX-11934.783.69*5.824.76
GO-13AXT955.023.10*6.154.76
Pomposo935.172.686.404.75
Toronto945.73*2.705.694.71
Intrada945.69*2.955.124.59
LSD (0.05)0.720.630.600.35
Seeded April 21, 2014.
*Not significantly different from the highest numerical value in the column, based on the 0.05 LSD.

Forage Quality

PayDay has wider leaves, twice the chromosomes, and higher sugar content, making it sweeter and highly digestible for grazing animals. Faster digestibility and more upright growth also make it an excellent choice for use in hay and silage production.

Of particular interest to high production dairies, Penn State data shows that Payday had the top TTNDFD score two years in a row (2017-2018). TTNDFD is a newer test which predicts the proportion of total NDF that will be digested throughout the entire digestive process.

2016

Penn State University

Forage Quality - Spring 2016

Rock Springs, PA

Variety2015 Cutting datesCPADFNDFNDFD 30
Tetraprime31-May13.529.050.673
PayDay31-May13.227.547.773
GO-13AXT25-May14.125.940.773
GO-AX-1131-May13.430.450.971
Toronto25-May12.926.541.570
Intrada31-May12.529.951.868
Boost25-May13.127.845.668
AstonChieftain6-Jun11.132.960.067
Pomposo31-May13.330.052.267
Albion6-Jun14.231.858.366
Seeded April 21, 2014.

2017

Penn State University

Forage Quality - Spring 2017

Rock Springs, PA

VarietyCutting dateCrude ProteinNDFD 30TTNDFD
PayDay19-May13.15161
Barvitra19-May16.34958
LPTNEAROM31-May10.74656
Remington31-May11.24654
DSV 15-0131-May10.64554
DSV 15-0231-May10.74555
DSV 15-055-Jun11.64352
DSV 15-0631-May11.64152
DSV 15-045-Jun9.64048
DSV 15-0331-May11.33948
Seeded Sept 1, 2015.

2018

Penn State University

Forage Quality - Spring 2018

Rock Springs, PA

VarietyCutting dateCrude ProteinNDFD 30TTNDFD
PayDay23-May21.757564
DSV 15-0223-May21.757564
LPTNEAROM24-May21.656861
Remington24-May22.647161
DSV 15-0530-May23.267261
DSV 15-0124-May20.046859
DSV 15-0330-May21.386559
DSV 15-0430-May21.496558
Barvitra23-May19.035755
DSV 15-0630-May20.886453
Seeded Sept 1, 2015.

Planting

PayDay should be seeded at a rate of 30–50 lbs/ac for new pastures and 10–15 lbs/ac for overseeding. For best results, plant in the early spring and fall. Ideal seeding depth is ¼–½".

Seeding Rate - New Pastures30–50 lbs/ac
Seeding Rate - Overseeding10–15 lbs/ac
Planting Datesearly spring and fall
Planting Zones (map)green
Planting Depth¼–½"
Optimal pH Range5.5–7.5
Planting zones

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