When ordering grass seed, select suitable endophytes and check that the endophyte you select has been assessed in the grass variety you order.
In ryegrass, AR1 and AR37, and diploids with NEA2, will protect against Argentine stem weevil, AR37, Endo5 and NEA2 against black beetle and AR37 against porina. See DairyNZ Pasture Renewal Guide for a guide to endophyte selection or the cultivar selector at www.dairynzfvi.co.nz
Endophyte levels in the seed should be at least 70% and have been assessed in the last 3 months.
For further information on identifying and controlling pasture pests, visit our website:Damage > Endophyte > Pasture > Pest Alert