Baqueano Tetraploid Annual Ryegrass

Baqueano is a very leafy mid-late maturing, high-quality annual ryegrass. It is ideal for hay, grazing, stored feed, and other uses where abundant forage is desired during the second half of the growing season.

Leafy forage. Premium quality. High yields.

Baqueano is an exciting new entry into the US market. Already recognized in other regions, Baqueano is well known for its very leafy, lush growth, excellent forage quality, and high yields. Its rapid establishment and extensive canopy cover allows early usages as well as aiding in weed suppression.

Baqueano tetrapliod annual ryegrass in a field.
Baqueano tetrapliod annual ryegrass plants - close-up

Leafy Growth

Baqueano produces an abundant amount of long and wide leaves. As a tetraploid, these leaves are very tender and digestible, making Baqueano excellent feed for any grazing livestock.

Full-Season Yields

While Baqueano can be grazed or harvested for hay early in the season, its most significant growth begins mid-season and continues through until flowering. Producers in the northern portions of the South will find this very beneficial, as well as others desiring abundant forage during the second half of the growing season. For producers desiring to maximize early regrowth of warm-season perennial forage, such as bermudagrass, Baqueano may need to be chemically terminated before obtaining its complete yields.

Georgia

University of Georgia

Forage Yield (DM/A)

Rome, GA

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2019-2020

 Harvest DateSeason
Variety3/9/20204/3/20205/14/2020Total
Top Score4,278*4,885*10370*16869*
Frostproof3,0842,43410370*15889*
Baqueano2,6973,5869374*15657*
Passerel Plus3660*2,9569328*15943*
Fria3878*3,1259269*16272*
Centurion3,4162,8098976*15200*
Diamond T2,8492,5758,68214,106
Mean3,1453,0808,31014,535
Prine2,4192,2418,01812,677
Earlyploid3,3072,6148,00013,920
Jumbo2,4562,5507,85712,862
Nelson Tetraploid3661*3,3627,84714,870
Bigbang2,5193,1277,76913,414
Wax Marshall2,4043,5517,54413,498
Double Diamond2,6193,0337,41513,067
Rapido4029*2,6917,23913,959
LSD (.1)6367561,5541,964

*Yielded statistically the same as the top‐yielding variety.

Nitrogen application: 70 lbs N preplant; 70 lbs N/a after 1st and 2nd harvests.

Planted October 18, 2019.

Louisiana

Louisiana State University

Forage Yield (DM/A)

Winsboro, LA

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2019-2020

EntryFeb. 1Feb. 28Mar. 267-MaySeason Total
Top score1,543*577*1,936*2,744*6,181*
Wax Marshall1,388*3871,4952,744*6,014*
Baqueano1,1834001,6202,734*5,936*
Tetrastar1,347*462*1,5292,499*5,837*
Lonestar1,423*4291,6262,2455,723*
Diamond T1,412*543*1,705*2,0135,673*
RM4L1,361*3991,4002,3195,480
Prine1,311*4401,3452,3365,431
Gulf (certified)1,351*4311,5672,0255,374
Mean1,3053881,4392,2285,360
Flying A1,390*4191,4102,1335,352
Trinova1,307*3711,4742,1725,324
FrostProof1,449*4031,4092,0555,316
Nelson Tetraploid1,2633871,3132,3085,272
Earlyploid1,458*3861,3761,9825,202
TAMTBO1,312*3861,2802,1875,166
Triangle T1,0783301,2632,464*5,135
Winterhawk1,2202941,1802,436*5,131
Herdsman1,2553801,3372,1485,120
Rapido1,464*3711,5011,7755,111
Double Diamond1,313*4371,3471,9945,091
Passerel Plus1,461*4421,2481,9145,065
Ranahan1,0883351,2932,3345,050
LSD (.1)308121269406577

*Yielded statistically the same as the top‐yielding variety.

Planted October 18, 2019.

Multipurpose

Baqueano is a versatile forage with many applications:

Grazing

Baqueano is a great option for both rotational grazed and continuous grazed pastures and is safe for all livestock. If possible, always choose rotational grazing practices.

Hay and Silage

Baqueano has excellent regrowth, providing multiple cuts all season long. Additionally, silage producers will find Baqueano a valuable single-cut forage with abundant yields and tetraploid-quality feed value.

Wildlife

Baqueano’s quick fall growth will help draw in the big racks. Abundant spring production can help grow the herd for next year.

Enhance Your Seed

We provide an array of seed enhancements, including bio stimulants, macro and micronutrients, water absorbents, fungicides, and colorants. These are available for all seed types and uses.

Planting Instructions

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.

How to Plant

Baqueano 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.

Seeding Rate

New Pastures
25-35 lbs/ac
Overseeding
10–15 lbs/ac

Planting Dates

Baqueano 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.

Planting Map

Planting Depth

1/8-1/2"

Optimal pH

6.0-7.0

Germination

5-10 days

Fertilizer

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