Tabu+ was bred to supersede the best selling Tabu, with significantly higher total DM yield. Tabu+ is nutritious, with explosive establishment speed and superior cool season growth.
Tabu+ is suitable as an 8-12 month high performance crop; can last 2-3 years in areas with mild summers, or can be used for undersowing into run out pasture to boost winter-spring growth. In dense pastures, spraying before drilling is recommended. Note: Where a pasture is required for 2-3 years Shogun NEA12 may be a better option.
5-star nation wide in the FVI
Tabu+ has the top 5-star rating in the 2021 DairyNZ Forage Value Index across all regions, for the winter feed category. See www.dairynz.co.nz/fvi
High winter yield
Tabu+ is the top yielding Italian ryegrass in the National Forage Variety Trials (NFVT) 12 month pasture summary, for winter growth.
Tabu+ produced an extra 3.2t DM/ha over Moata as a 12 month crop. For an extra seed cost (e.g. $50/ha) for Tabu+, that equates to over 2000% ROI, given this extra feed is valued at about $0.40/kg DM or an extra $1280/ha operating profit (value calculated from the DairyNZ FVI).
Soaks up winter N
Tabu+ produced an extra 3.4t DM/ha over Moata as a 12 month crop. For an additional seed cost (e.g. $50/ha) for Tabu+, that equates to a 2000% ROI, given this extra feed is valued at about $0.30/kg DM or an extra $1020/ha operating profit (value calculated from the DairyNZ FVI).