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GrubOUT® U2 endophyte

Agronomist review test results

Introducing the GrubOUT® U2 endophyte, a unique new endophyte providing host pasture grasses with above and below ground protection against NZ’s most serious insect pests.

GrubOUT® U2

GrubOUT® U2 endophyte benefits at a glance:
  • Superior above and below ground protection against insect pests, including grass grub larvae, black beetle adults and larvae, porina caterpillar, black field crickets, Argentine stem weevil, red headed pasture cockchafer, and more...
  • Significantly improved persistence under pressure from insect pests.
  • Extremely palatable, and preferentially grazed.
  • No known ill effects on sheep, cattle or deer.
  • Superior live weight gain performance of lambs in trials.
GrubOUT® U2 bug persistence

Insect tolerance

The GrubOUT® U2 endophyte provides a wider range of insect pest tolerance than other known endophytes, proving improved protection of host grasses against grass grub larvae, black beetle adults and larvae, porina caterpillar, black field cricket, Argentine stem weevil, pasture mealy bug, root aphid, red headed pasture cockchafer and some forms of wireworms.

Animal safety

The GrubOUT® U2 endophyte is safe for ruminants, including sheep, cattle and deer. It will not cause grass staggers or heat stress.

The GrubOUT® U2 endophyte is currently available in Cropmark’s Barrier festulolium – an inter-species cross between perennial ryegrass and meadow fescue.

For further information on Barrier, click here.

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