Tabu+ is a diploid Italian ryegrass known for its strong performance, quick establishment and growth in cooler winter months. Highly palatable it’s an unbeatable Italian ryegrass. Suitable as a short rotation grass, undersowing permanent pasture or for adding a winter boost to a mix.

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$9.80$13.30 excluded GST


Tabu+ is a diploid Italian ryegrass known for its strong performance, especially how quick it is to establish, and its ability to grow during the cooler winter months. Highly palatable to stock, it’s often said to be as unbeatable as Italian ryegrass. Tabu+ can be grown as a specialist 8 – 12 month performance crop, or it is a good option for under-sowing runout pasture, providing extra winter feed. Tabu+ has a relatively short growth cycle, so we would recommend alternative options such as Shogun if requiring a longer 2 – 3 year permanent pasture.

Italian Ryegrasses

These cultivars are characterised by their fast establishment and ability to produce high DM yields over winter and early spring. Under good conditions, they establish quickly and are typically ready for grazing about 4 – 6 weeks following sowing. Annual species are less persistent and are normally autumn sown as a 6 – 8 month winter/spring feed. In areas where summers are mild with adequate moisture levels and low pest pressures, they can persist for 1 – 2 years. Typically, Italian ryegrasses last 12 – 18 months in drier areas, and 3 years or more in milder summer conditions. Italian ryegrasses keep growing into summer. Over a 12-month period they produce 15 t DM/ha. Yields will vary widely depending on conditions and if irrigated, or yields can vary between 20t DM/ha under optimal conditions to as low as 10 t DM/ha. We have a selection of short and long-rotation Italian ryegrass cultivars, including high-sugar performers that are suitable to plant between-season cereal crops or as a bulk feed crop

Additional information






Tabu+ reaches maturity within 60-90 days after sowing, depending on growing conditions.

Sowing Rate

Recommended sowing rate is around 25-35 kg per hectare.

Tabu+ is typically sown in either autumn or early spring, depending on the region and the intended use.

Price Table

Treatment 500 kg + 100 – 500kg 10 – 100kg
Untreated $9.00 $9.20 $9.80
Dynastrike $10.50 $10.70 $11.30
Goldstrike $12.50 $12.70 $12.30

All prices are excluded GST. Minimum order 10kg.

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