Perennial ryegrass

MERKEM

Lolium perenne L.

A late, high and stabile yielding tetraploid perennial ryegrass, suitable for intensive grazing and qualitative feed preparation

  • Forms a dense and stiff sward
  • Good resistance to the leaf diseases
  • Good persistence in pastures for grazing and hey preparation
  • Has good winter resistance, grows well in the spring
  • Plants contain a lot of soluble carbohydrates, thus the feed value and digestibility are very good
  • Heading date (according to the trial data in Belgium) – June, 1-2
  • Plant development in the spring – 7.0 points (of 9.0)
  • Resistance to rust – 5.4-5.8 points (of 9.0)
  • Persistence – 6.1-6.9 points (of 9.0)
  • Yield of dry matter in the 3-rd year – 98-99 % (of 13.5 t/ha)
  • Yield of dry matter over 3 years – 98-100 % (of 41.0 t/ha)
    (data from 2015-2017 tests in Belgium)

The varietal parameters may differ from those indicated here when the testing circumstances differ from quondam


Recommended sowing rate: 20-25 kg/ha