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PayDay

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 Tolerance

PayDay has shown itself to be more cold tolerant than other ryegrasses.

Digestibility

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

Yield

PayDay’s high forage yield and better persistence brings better forage production over multiple years.

Performance

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

Variety Maturity 
May 20
Percent Stand 
Oct 22
DM/AC*
Elana DS 54.5 98 5.24
TetraGain 56 98 5.16
Boost 56 95 4.87
PayDay 53.5 100 4.72
Crave 53 100 4.7
Power 54.5 100 4.57
Calibra 54 100 4.53
Impressario 55.5 100 4.51
Verseka 55 100 4.35
Granddaddy 56.5 100 4.33
BG34 50.3 100 4
Linn 58.3 100 3.62
LSD 0.05 2.4 3 0.77
* 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, 2014–2015

Variety Species 2015 Total DM/a 2014 Total DM/a 2-year Total
PayDay Perennial ryegrass 4.46 4.40 8.86
Intrada Italian ryegrass 4.65 3.68 8.33
Spring Green Festulolium 2.93 2.84 5.77
Fedoro Festulolium Winter killed 3.95 3.95
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

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.

Kentucky Trial Results

Lexington, KY, 2013–2016

  Maturity Percent Stand 3-yr Total Dm/Ac
Variety 5/7/14 10/17/16  
Kentaur 32.8 90* 7.37*
Everlast 56.0 82 6.58*
Victorian 56.0 92* 6.53*
PayDay 34.5 89* 6.49*
Boost 46.3 81 6.44*
Calibra 38.0 94* 6.05
Linn 52.0 66 5.98
Power 35.8 92* 5.97
BG34 32.3 79 5.29
LSD (0.05) 5.6 8 1.07
Seeded September 5, 2013.
*Not significantly different from the highest numerical value in the column, based on the 0.05 LSD.

Michigan State University

Forage Yield Trial (DM/A)

East Lansing, MI, 2014–2017

  ‘17 ‘16 ‘15 3-YR total
Top score 2.82* 3.56* 3.70* 10.08*
PayDay 2.14 3.15 3.59* 8.89
Remington 2.10 3.45* 3.10 8.65
Mara 1.54 3.21 3.01 7.26
Maximo - 3.59* 3.07 6.66
Linn - 2.94 2.76 5.70
LSD 0.42 0.33 0.41 0.84
Planted May 24, 2014.
Experimental varieties not listed.
*Yielded statistically the same as the top-yielding entry.
Complete trial data available upon request.

Penn State University

Yield Trial

Rock Springs, PA, 2014–2017

  Percent Stand Forage Yield DM/A
Variety 10/15/17 2015 2016 2017 3-Year
Tetraprime 94 6.15* 3.36* 7.14* 5.55*
AstonChieftain 94 4.98 3.06* 7.73* 5.26*
PayDay 95 5.33 2.93 6.62 4.96*
Albion 93 5.29 2.58 6.71 4.86
Boost 95 4.91 3.70* 5.96 4.86
GO-AX-11 93 4.78 3.69* 5.82 4.76
GO-13AXT 95 5.02 3.10* 6.15 4.76
Pomposo 93 5.17 2.68 6.40 4.75
Toronto 94 5.73* 2.70 5.69 4.71
Intrada 94 5.69* 2.95 5.12 4.59
LSD (0.05)   0.72 0.63 0.60 0.35
Seeded April 21, 2014.
*Not significantly different from the highest numerical value in the column, based on the 0.05 LSD.

Forage Quality

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.

Penn State University

Forage Quality - Spring 2017

Rock Springs, PA

Variety Cutting date Crude Protein NDFD 30 TTNDFD
PayDay 19-May 13.1 51 61
Barvitra 19-May 16.3 49 58
LPTNEAROM 31-May 10.7 46 56
Remington 31-May 11.2 46 54
DSV 15-01 31-May 10.6 45 54
DSV 15-02 31-May 10.7 45 55
DSV 15-05 5-Jun 11.6 43 52
DSV 15-06 31-May 11.6 41 52
DSV 15-04 5-Jun 9.6 40 48
DSV 15-03 31-May 11.3 39 48
Seeded Sept 1, 2015.

Penn State University

Forage Quality - Spring 2016

Rock Springs, PA

Variety 2015 Cutting dates CP ADF NDF NDFD 30
Tetraprime 31-May 13.5 29 50.6 73
PayDay 31-May 13.2 27.5 47.7 73
GO-13AXT 25-May 14.1 25.9 40.7 73
GO-AX-11 31-May 13.4 30.4 50.9 71
Toronto 25-May 12.9 26.5 41.5 70
Intrada 31-May 12.5 29.9 51.8 68
Boost 25-May 13.1 27.8 45.6 68
AstonChieftain 6-Jun 11.1 32.9 60 67
Pomposo 31-May 13.3 30 52.2 67
Albion 6-Jun 14.2 31.8 58.3 66
Seeded April 21, 2014.

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 Pastures 30–50 lbs/ac
Seeding Rate – Overseeding 10–15 lbs/ac
Planting Dates early spring and fall
Planting Zones (map) green
Planting Depth ¼–½"
Optimal pH Range 5.5–7.5
Germination 7–10 days
PayDay planting map

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