Generator Forage Rye
GENERATOR is Saaten Union’s chosen variety for the extremely early harvest at ear emergence (mid May) for those wishing to clear the land and sow maize immediately afterwards.
Generator is not a hybrid variety, but is a “green forage” type which has extremely early spring growth and is therefore very well suited to this very early harvest timing.
It is not suited to later harvesting as it is too weak in the straw and the yield potential from a mid or late season crop is inferior to SU Drive.
Generator should be sown at a rate between 90-160 kg / ha depending on time of drilling.
We would suggest that a PGR only be applied if the crop is too far forward at GS31, refer to your agronomist for specific advice on individual crops.