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​Explosive Vigor and Unparalleled Quality

Bigbang is a new westerworld annual ryegrass for silage or hay, grazing or cover crops applications. Bigbang is a tetraploid selected for early heading, leafiness, yield and disease resistance. It provides high quality forage, consistent yields and excellent regrowth. Bigbang is highly adaptable for use a cover crop, its deep roots build soil structure and increase organic matter. 





Hay & Pasture

Root Habit


Plant Type


Preferred Growing Conditions

Soil of medium to high fertility with adequate moisture

Production Period

Mid to Late Summer, Fall

Key Features

  • Tetraploid type
  • Very leafy bunchgrass
  • Suitable for annual hay production in
  • High moisture areas


  • Prone to drought stress

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness


Drought Tolerance


Flooding Tolerance


Optimum PH


Acidity Tolerance

Moderate to High

Alkalinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Salinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

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