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Attain Ryegrass

Attain

Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass

Recommended Because It Works

Achieve better gains with Attain. Recommended by producers and researchers alike for high yields, season-long performance, and excellent re-growth. Tolerant of cold weather. Free from disease. It works!

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Features

Tetraploid Tastiness

Attain is a tetraploid annual ryegrass. This means it has twice the chromosomes as a diploid, higher sugar content, and big juicy leaves.

Season-Long Growth

Attain yields well all season long, even late into the season. Attain is approximately 10 days later than Gulf.

Disease Resistance

Attain was bred for improved disease resistance, including crown rust, as shown in Florida trials (see below) where Attain outscored all other varieties.

Uses

Grazing

All forage-loving animals enjoy Attain – big cows, little cows, beef, dairy, sheep, goats, horses, and even chicken. Attain promises to put pounds on anything that eats it. Endophyte-free, Attain is safe for all livestock including equine.

Hay and Silage

Need to harvest for later? No problem. Bale it, roll it, wrap it, or chop it. Then feed it as needed. Super sweet and will make milk and meat.

Wildlife

Draw in the big racks, or grow the herd for next year. Attain is tasty-sweet; ideal for wildlife food plots.

Cover Crop

Grab that excess nitrogen, break up your hard soil, build the carbon bank. High tonnage means lots and lots of biomass. Use Attain as either a single species cover crop or in a mixture with legumes, brassicas and other cover crop species.

Yield Data

Another successful breeding story of Dr. Gordon Prine, of the University of Florida, Attain continues to give consistent high yields year to year.

University of Florida

Forage Yields (Total DM/A)

Marianna, FL – 2015–2018

2017 - 2018 2016 - 2017 2015 - 2016 3-year Ave.
Highest Score 10275 7677 8114 8689
Attain 9635 6727 8114 8159
Nelson 9005 7652 7664 8107
TAMTBO 9580 6688 7370 7879
Prine 9352 6796 7488 7879
TetraStar 9422 6786 7408 7872
Credence 8490 7024 7157 7557
Diamond T 8859 6195 6888 7314
Earlyploid 7711 7474 6728 7304
Fria 8859 6298 6600 7252
Lonestar 8552 6156 6523 7077
Winterhawk 7947 6026 7134 7036
Grazer 9228 5751 5798 6926
Flying A 8224 5671 6016 6637
Passerel Plus 9130 5395 5344 6623
Lowest Score 6263 5170 4586 5340
LSD 925 826 872

University of Florida

Forage Yields (Total DM/A)

Gainesville, FL – 2017–2018

Entry 20-Feb 16-Mar 16-May Total
Highest 5228* 4971* 7121* 15585*
Attain 4231* 4215* 5824* 14720*
Marshall 4927* 4748* 4127 13801*
FrostProof 5122* 4494* 3929 13544*
Nelson 4433* 4251* 4532 13215*
King 4361* 4957* 3740 13057*
Big Boss 3908* 4128* 5006 13041*
Jumbo 4198* 3847 4410 12455
Grits 3574 4325* 4275 12174
Jackson 4214* 4290* 3336 11839
Maximus 3593 2798 4568 10959
Ribeye 4392* 2783 2892 10067
LSD* (0.05) 1344 940 1899 3063
*Equal to top score based on LSD.

University of Georgia

Trial Results (Total DM/A)

Four Locations – 2011

Brand-Variety Tifton Plains Griffin Calhoun Statewide
Top Score 10,683 8,974* 17,161* 12,758* 11,796*
Attain 9,964* 8,320 15,771* 11,824* 11,470*
Diamond T 9,126 8,211 14,869 12,399* 11,151*
TetraStar 10,226* 8,505* 14,172 11,636* 11,135*
Passerel Plus 9,735 8,113 14,674 11,331* 10,963
Prine 9,736 8,124 14,384 11,474* 10,929
Maximus 8,955 8,974* 13,526 11,644* 10,775
Verdure 9,888* 8,767* 12,543 11,000 10,550
Grits 9,464 7,231 14,778 10,664 10,534
Fria 9,518 7,177 13,883 11,430* 10,502
Winterhawk 8,309 7,666 14,657 10,598 10,307
Oregro DH-3 9,202 7,743 13,374 10,275 10,148
Flying A 8,604 7,427 14,004 10,257 10,073
Jackson 9,311 7,340 13,143 10,456 10,062
LSD at 10% Level 840 601 1,495 1,439 783
*Equal to top score based on LSD.
Complete trial results available upon request.

University of Georgia

Trial Results (Total DM/A)

Four Locations – 2005–2006

Variety Tifton Plains Griffin Calhoun
Attain 11,339* 10,804* 6,903 10,672*
Maximus 11,212* 10,054* 6,885 10,175*
Big Boss 11,208* 10,707* 6,884 10,742*
Diamond T 11,025* 10,354 7,036* 10,154*
Prine 10,797* 11,004* 7,039* 10,042*
Jumbo 10,620 10,372 7,077* 10,095*
Ed 10,612 10,337 7,004* 10,346*
Common 10,590 9,975 6,583 9,781*
Verdure 10,560 10,276 6,430 10,059*
Jackson 10,402 10,389* 6,655 10,393*
Flying A 10,333 10,032 6,781 10,341*
Tam 90 10,332 10,024 7,636* 9,713
Passerel Plus 10,210 10,777* 7,129* 9,946*
Grazer 9,818 9,400 6,239 8,895
Brigadier 9,767 8,233 6,216 8,447
Shiwasuaoba 8,132 9,069 6,268 8,496
LSD 652 627 692 965
*Equal to top score based on LSD.

University of Kentucky

Annual Ryegrass Trials (Tons DM/A)

2010–2011

Variety April 21 Yield Total Yield
Barmultra II 1.99 5.03
GR-AS10 1.76 4.25
Attain 1.95 4.18
Feast II 1.49 4.11
Fox italian 1.66 4.07
Winterhawk 1.91 3.93
TAMTBO 1.88 3.82
Bruiser 1.85 3.76
Jackson 1.91 3.74
Fria 1.85 3.58
Brangus 1.42 3.56
KB Royal 1.31 3.12
Gulf 1.34 2.93
HS-1 1.13 2.72
LSD 0.34 0.49

Louisiana State University

Annual Ryegrass Trials (Total DM/A)

Four Locations – 2007–2008

Variety Franklinton Iberia Rosepine Winnsboro '07-'08 Mean
Big Boss 12,622 10,829 7,502 7,138 9,623
Attain 13,423 10,341 7,254 6,989 9,566
Jackson 14,042 9,950 6,720 7,349 9,549
Rio 14,202 9,950 6,615 7,064 9,496
Royal Flush 13,571 10,422 6,415 6,875 9,405
Ed 12,494 20,555 7,194 6,808 9,363
Diamond T 12,990 10,309 6,914 6,907 9,359
Flying A 12,933 10,128 6,570 7,243 9,289
Prine 13,222 10,362 5,975 6,976 9,228
Maximus 13,023 10,328 5,933 7,082 9,187
Beef Builder III 12,168 10,456 6,391 7,249 9,173
Dyna Gain 12,540 10,433 6,026 7,152 9,145
Verdure 12,426 10,366 6,250 6,836 9,077
TAM 90 12,666 9,907 6,197 7,104 9,041
Jumbo 13,435 9,998 5,535 6,810 9,025
Gulf 12,201 10,286 5,569 7,322 8,956
Shiwasuaoba 11,435 9,008 4,993 7,064 9,280
LSD NS 599 1,154 NS 561

Texas Trial Results (Five Harvests – Total DM/A)

Overton, TX – 2005–2006

Variety Total DM/A
Prine 7,165*
Jumbo 7,152*
Tam 90 7,124*
Attain 7,025*
Big Boss 7,007*
Ed 6,856*
Verdure 6,831*
Maximus 6,694*
Passerel Plus 6,506
Rio 6,283
Gulf 6,153
Surrey II 6,038
Diamond T 5,863
Jackson 5,654
Dynagain 5,634
Shiwasuaoba 5,240
Brigadier 5,106
Flying A 4,643
LSD 647
*Equal to top score based on LSD.

Dry Matter Yields (Total DM/A)

Alabama – 2014–2015

Variety Fairhope Tallassee Crossville Headland Average
Top Score 10,269* 11,269* 6,905* 6,192* 8,659
Attain 9,353 10,920* 5,984* 5,684 7,985
Big Boss 8,927 9,941* 6,905* 6,141* 7,978
Nelson 10,269* 10,128* 5,534* 5,797 7932
TAMTBO 9,234 10,148* 6,187* 6,048* 7,904
Flying A 8,985 9,181* 5,601* 5,777 7,386
LSD 210 NS NS 391
*Indicates variety is statistically equal to the top yielding entry.

University of Tennessee (Tons DM/A)

Springfield, TN – 2016

Variety 9-Dec 4-Apr 6-May Total
Attain 1.02 1.63* 1.84* 4.47*
Jackson 0.96 1.70* 1.84* 4.30*
Marshall 1.02 1.28 1.93* 4.28*
PS15 1.04* 1.17 1.74* 4.19*
PS12 1.02 1.17 1.97* 4.16*
Fria 0.99 1.46* 1.70* 4.06*
Jumbo 1.06* 1.14 2.12* 4.05*
Maximus 1.05* 0.99 1.76* 3.98*
Nelson 0.97 1.15 1.75* 3.91
Passerel Plus 0.99 1.08 1.85* 3.91
Winterhawk 0.85 1.21 1.49* 3.8
Lonestar 0.66 0.9 1.74* 3.34
LSD 0.17 0.39 NS 0.54
*Yielded statistically the same as the top-yielding variety.
Nitrogen application: 45 lb/acre at planting, 60 lb/acre at green-up, 30 lb/acre after first harvest.
Planted September 9, 2015

Performance

Late Maturity

Attain provides forage all season long.

University of Florida

Maturity Ratings

Gainesville, FL – 2002–2006

Variety '02-'03 '03-'04 '05-'06 Average Maturity
Attain 18-Apr 18-Apr 18-Apr 18-Apr
Passerel Plus 15-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr 17-Apr
Big Boss - 16-Apr 14-Apr 15-Apr
Beefbuilder III 15-Apr 14-Apr 14-Apr 14-Apr
Verdure - 14-Apr 14-Apr 14-Apr
Jackson 15-Apr 13-Apr 11-Apr 13-Apr
Big Daddy 11-Apr 12-Apr - 11-Apr
Surrey II 10-Apr 12-Apr - 11-Apr
Tam 90 8-Apr 10-Apr 14-Apr 11-Apr
Gulf 5-Apr 9-Apr 11-Apr 8-Apr
Ed 6-Apr 4-Apr 11-Apr 7-Apr
Lone Star 5-Apr 7-Apr - 6-Apr
Ducado 3-Apr 8-Apr - 5-Apr
King 27-Mar 1-Apr 7-Apr 1-Apr
Complete test data is available upon request.

Excellent Regrowth

Attain has outgrown other annual ryegrass varieties. Literally.

University of Florida

Regrowth Ratings

Gainesville, FL – 2003–2004

  Regrowth Ratings
Variety May 2, 2003 May 2, 2004
Attain 8.88 9.38
Beefbuilder III 8 9.38
Big Boss 8.63
Big Daddy 8.75 8.50
Ducado 7.63 5.75
Ed 8.13 7.75
Gulf 8.13 7.25
Jackson 7.25 6.75
King 8.13 6.75
Lone Star 8.38 7.35
Passerel Plus 7 8
Ribeye 7.88
Surrey II 8 7.38
Tam 90 7 7
Verdure 7.25
Forage production growth ratings on regrowth after March 28th 0 = no growth to 10 = best forage growth.
Complete test data is available upon request.

Disease Resistance

We can't say enough about the increased disease resistance we are seeing with Attain. We are proud to offer this variety!

University of Florida

Disease Resistance

Gainesville, FL – 2004–2006

Variety '04-'05 '05-'06 2-yr ave
Attain 2.88 1.63 2.26
Big Boss 3.06 3.25 3.16
Ed 3.56 3.38 3.47
Verdure 3 4.38 3.69
King 3.88 4 3.94
Gulf 3.88 4.5 4.19
Surrey 4.38 4.13 4.26
Beefbuilder III 3.62 5.5 4.56
Passerel Plus 4.38 5.38 4.88
Diamond T 3.94 6.38 5.16
Flying A 4.56 6.38 5.47
Shiwasuaoba 6.5 6.88 6.69
LSD 0.64 1.27  
Disease complex rating: 0 = no disease and 10 = 100% coverage or death. In '04-'05 both gray leaf spot and crown rust occurred. In '05-'06 period the disease was crown rust.
Complete test data is available upon request.

Forage Quality

Rock River Laboratories forage quality test results.
See full test results

Attain has high forage quality. In the spring of 2016, samples from Attain plots in Eastern Pennsylvania were sent to Rock River Laboratories. Results show very good forage quality levels at both cuttings including high TTNDFD levels.

Testimonials

Wrens Abruzzi Rye and Attain planted behind
peanuts in late October

Attain planted behind peanuts in late October. Field was irrigated at planting and once after. A 40% stand loss occurred due to dry weather shortly after germination. Stand was drought stressed through early December. Then it went through a very cold Dec/Jan. February temperatures are above normal. Cattle have been grazing since mid-December. Average daily gain: 3.25 lbs/day.

P. Mobley Henry County, Alabama – 2018

For our winter grazing, we plant a combination of Attain, triticale and oats in part of our fields as a three way combination. That worked really well last year and really well this year. On about half our acres, we plant straight Attain no-till over perennial peanut pastures, and that has been our best ryegrass this year. It’s performed extremely well. We’ve been able to run a lot of cows on it. It looks great right now and we’ve not had any disease problems. It’s holding up fabulously and we expect to have season long production out of it. One of the things we like about the Attain is that it appears to come on fairly early, but then it stays late. We get so dry here in May and it’s always great to have the ryegrass last on out into May. Course, you don’t see a lot of forage out there, but what’s there the cattle are still grazing on it. It really helps us until our Bahia grass comes on. We’ve used Attain for 2 years and it’s been fabulous.

T. Stone Blountstown, FL – March 2018
Farmer standing next to plot of Attain Ryegrass shares his success.

Planting

Prior to Planting

For optimal performance, prior to planting, obtain a soil test. Amend soil according to recommendations and fertilize after planting according to recommendations and use. Optimal pH Range is 6.0–7.0.

When to Plant

Attain can be planted throughout the year. However, maximum utilization will be obtained by planting in the fall as soon as adequate moisture is available. If planted at other times of the year, performance will be limited.

How to Plant

Attain can be drilled or broadcast into either a prepared seedbed or an existing sod bed. For prepared seedbed, lightly disc and pack well. For existing sod bed, reduce existing sod height as much as possible.

Fertilization

Application of fertilizer (following soil test recommendations) throughout the growing season and/or use of legumes will provide maximum forage tonnage and root growth.

Seeding Rate – new pastures 25–35 lbs/ac
Seeding Rate – overseeding 10–15 lbs/ac
Planting Zones (map) green
Planting Depth ⅛"–½"
Optimal pH Range 6.0–7.0
Germination 5–10 days
Attain Planting Map

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