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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.

Performance Data

Attain is later maturing than many other varieties, providing forage all season long. It has outgrown other annual ryegrass varities, literally. In addition, we can't say enough about the increased disease resistance we are seeing with Attain. We are proud to offer this variety!

Maturity Ratings

University of Florida

Maturity Ratings

Gainesville, FL

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2002-2006

Variety'02-'03'03-'04'05-'06Average Maturity
Attain18-Apr18-Apr18-Apr18-Apr
Passerel Plus15-Apr17-Apr18-Apr17-Apr
Big Boss-16-Apr14-Apr15-Apr
Beefbuilder III15-Apr14-Apr14-Apr14-Apr
Verdure-14-Apr14-Apr14-Apr
Jackson15-Apr13-Apr11-Apr13-Apr
Big Daddy11-Apr12-Apr-11-Apr
Surrey II10-Apr12-Apr-11-Apr
Tam 908-Apr10-Apr14-Apr11-Apr
Gulf5-Apr9-Apr11-Apr8-Apr
Ed6-Apr4-Apr11-Apr7-Apr
Lone Star5-Apr7-Apr-6-Apr
Ducado3-Apr8-Apr-5-Apr
King27-Mar1-Apr7-Apr1-Apr
Complete test data is available upon request.

Regrowth Ratings

University of Florida

Regrowth Ratings

Gainesville, FL

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2003-2004

 Regrowth Ratings
VarietyMay 2, 2003May 2, 2004
Attain8.889.38
Beefbuilder III8.009.38
Big Boss8.63
Big Daddy8.758.50
Ducado7.635.75
Ed8.137.75
Gulf8.137.25
Jackson7.256.75
King8.136.75
Lone Star8.387.35
Passerel Plus7.008.00
Ribeye7.88
Surrey II8.007.38
Tam 907.007.00
Verdure7.25
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

University of Florida

Disease Resistance

Gainesville, FL

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2004-2006

Variety'04-'05'05-'062-yr ave
Attain2.881.632.26
Big Boss3.063.253.16
Ed3.563.383.47
Verdure3.004.383.69
King3.884.003.94
Gulf3.884.504.19
Surrey4.384.134.26
Beefbuilder III3.625.504.56
Passerel Plus4.385.384.88
Diamond T3.946.385.16
Flying A4.566.385.47
Shiwasuaoba6.506.886.69
LSD0.641.27 
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.

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.

Florida

University of Florida

Forage Yields (Total DM/A)

Marianna, FL

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2015-2018

Variety2017 - 20182016 - 20172015 - 20163-year Ave.
Highest Score10275767781148689
Attain9635672781148159
Nelson9005765276648107
TAMTBO9580668873707879
Prine9352679674887879
TetraStar9422678674087872
Credence8490702471577557
Diamond T8859619568887314
Earlyploid7711747467287304
Fria8859629866007252
Lonestar8552615665237077
Winterhawk7947602671347036
Grazer9228575157986926
Flying A8224567160166637
Passerel Plus9130539553446623
Lowest Score6263517045865340
LSD925826872

University of Florida

Forage Yields (Total DM/A)

Gainesville, FL

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2017-2018

Entry20-Feb16-Mar16-MayTotal
Highest5228*4971*7121*15585*
Attain4231*4215*5824*14720*
Marshall4927*4748*412713801*
FrostProof5122*4494*392913544*
Nelson4433*4251*453213215*
King4361*4957*374013057*
Big Boss3908*4128*500613041*
Jumbo4198*3847441012455
Grits35744325*427512174
Jackson4214*4290*333611839
Maximus35932798456810959
Ribeye4392*2783289210067
LSD* (0.05)134494018993063
*Equal to top score based on LSD.

Georgia

University of Georgia

Trial Results (Total DM/A)

Four Locations

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2011

Brand/VarietyTiftonPlainsGriffinCalhounStatewide
Top Score10,6838,974*17,161*12,758*11,796*
Attain9,964*8,32015,771*11,824*11,470*
Diamond T9,1268,21114,86912,399*11,151*
TetraStar10,226*8,505*14,17211,636*11,135*
Passerel Plus9,7358,11314,67411,331*10,963
Prine9,7368,12414,38411,474*10,929
Maximus8,9558,974*13,52611,644*10,775
Verdure9,888*8,767*12,54311,00010,550
Grits9,4647,23114,77810,66410,534
Fria9,5187,17713,88311,430*10,502
Winterhawk8,3097,66614,65710,59810,307
Oregro DH-39,2027,74313,37410,27510,148
Flying A8,6047,42714,00410,25710,073
Jackson9,3117,34013,14310,45610,062
LSD at 10% Level8406011,4951,439783
*Equal to top score based on LSD.
Complete trial results available upon request.

University of Georgia

Trial Results (Total DM/A)

Four Locations

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2005-2006

VarietyTiftonPlainsGriffinCalhoun
Attain11,339*10,804*6,90310,672*
Maximus11,212*10,054*6,88510,175*
Big Boss11,208*10,707*6,88410,742*
Diamond T11,025*10,3547,036*10,154*
Prine10,797*11,004*7,039*10,042*
Jumbo10,62010,3727,077*10,095*
Ed10,61210,3377,004*10,346*
Common10,5909,9756,5839,781*
Verdure10,56010,2766,43010,059*
Jackson10,40210,389*6,65510,393*
Flying A10,33310,0326,78110,341*
Tam 9010,33210,0247,636*9,713
Passerel Plus10,21010,777*7,129*9,946*
Grazer9,8189,4006,2398,895
Brigadier9,7678,2336,2168,447
Shiwasuaoba8,1329,0696,2688,496
LSD652627692965
*Equal to top score based on LSD.

Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Annual Ryegrass Trials (Tons DM/A)

2010-2011

VarietyApril 21 YieldTotal Yield
Barmultra II1.995.03
GR-AS101.764.25
Attain1.954.18
Feast II1.494.11
Fox italian1.664.07
Winterhawk1.913.93
TAMTBO1.883.82
Bruiser1.853.76
Jackson1.913.74
Fria1.853.58
Brangus1.423.56
KB Royal1.313.12
Gulf1.342.93
HS-11.132.72
LSD0.340.49

Louisiana

Louisiana State University

Annual Ryegrass Trials (Total DM/A)

Four Locations

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2007-2008

VarietyFranklintonIberiaRosepineWinnsboro'07-'08 Mean
Big Boss12,62210,8297,5027,1389,623
Attain13,42310,3417,2546,9899,566
Jackson14,0429,9506,7207,3499,549
Rio14,2029,9506,6157,0649,496
Royal Flush13,57110,4226,4156,8759,405
Ed12,49420,5557,1946,8089,363
Diamond T12,99010,3096,9146,9079,359
Flying A12,93310,1286,5707,2439,289
Prine13,22210,3625,9756,9769,228
Maximus13,02310,3285,9337,0829,187
Beef Builder III12,16810,4566,3917,2499,173
Dyna Gain12,54010,4336,0267,1529,145
Verdure12,42610,3666,2506,8369,077
TAM 9012,6669,9076,1977,1049,041
Jumbo13,4359,9985,5356,8109,025
Gulf12,20110,2865,5697,3228,956
Shiwasuaoba11,4359,0084,9937,0649,280
LSDNS5991,154NS561

Texas

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

Overton, TX

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2005-2006

VarietyTotal DM/A
Prine7,165*
Jumbo7,152*
Tam 907,124*
Attain7,025*
Big Boss7,007*
Ed6,856*
Verdure6,831*
Maximus6,694*
Passerel Plus6,506
Rio6,283
Gulf6,153
Surrey II6,038
Diamond T5,863
Jackson5,654
Dynagain5,634
Shiwasuaoba5,240
Brigadier5,106
Flying A4,643
LSD647
*Equal to top score based on LSD.

Alabama

Dry Matter Yields (Total DM/A)

Alabama

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2014-2015

VarietyFairhopeTallasseeCrossvilleHeadlandAverage
Top Score10,269*11,269*6,905*6,192*8,659
Attain9,35310,920*5,984*5,6847,985
Big Boss8,9279,941*6,905*6,141*7,978
Nelson10,269*10,128*5,534*5,7977932
TAMTBO9,23410,148*6,187*6,048*7,904
Flying A8,9859,181*5,601*5,7777,386
LSD210NSNS391
*Indicates variety is statistically equal to the top yielding entry.

Tennessee

University of Tennessee

Yield Trial (Tons DM/A)

Springfield, TN

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2016

Variety9-Dec4-Apr6-MayTotal
Attain1.021.63*1.84*4.47*
Jackson0.961.70*1.84*4.30*
Marshall1.021.281.93*4.28*
PS151.04*1.171.74*4.19*
PS121.021.171.97*4.16*
Fria0.991.46*1.70*4.06*
Jumbo1.06*1.142.12*4.05*
Maximus1.05*0.991.76*3.98*
Nelson0.971.151.75*3.91
Passerel Plus0.991.081.85*3.91
Winterhawk0.851.211.49*3.80
Lonestar0.660.901.74*3.34
LSD0.170.39NS0.54
*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

Forage Quality

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.

Forage Analysis Report for Attain Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass
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Testimonials

Field of Attain Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass

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
Field of Attain Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass

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

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 Pastures25–35 lbs/ac
Seeding Rate - Overseeding10–15 lbs/ac
Planting Zones (map)green
Planting Depth⅛–½"
Optimal pH Range6.0–7.0
Germination5-10 days
Planting zones

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