Grasses

Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)

Perennial ryegrass is the most important grass species in mixtures for long-term grassland. The species is very suitable for grazing and can also be mowed.

Perennial Ryegrass

Type Cultivar Ploidy Rust
resistance
Persistency Total yield Variety list
early Merlinda (4x) √√ √√ B, F, L
intermediate Isabel (2x) √√√√ √√ B, D, L
intermediate Meloni (2x) √√√√ √√√√ √√√ B
intermediate Graciosa (4x) √√√ √√√√ √√√ B
intermediate Roy (4x) √√√ √√√ √√√ B, D, F, NL
intermediate Melverde (4x) √√√√ √√√ √√√√ D
late Melways (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ B, D
late Melpro (2x) √√ √√√√ √√√ B
late Vigor (2x) √√√ B
late Merks (2x) √√√ √√√ √√ B
late Melluck (2x) √√√√ √√√√ √√√√ N
late Merkem (4x) √√ √√√ B, D, PL
late Merkator (4x) √√ √√ √√√ B
late Ernesto (4x) √√ √√ √√√ B, L
late Floris (4x) √√ √√ √√√ B, F
late Melpetra (4x) √√√ √√ √√√√ B
late Meracoli (4x) √√√√ √√√ √√√√ NL
late Meltador (4x) √√√√ √√√ √√√√ B, D, NL

Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.)

Italian ryegrass has a long growing season and produces heavy crops of silage or hay.

Italian ryegrass

Cultivar Ploidy Rust
resistance
Autumn sowing:
yield
1st cut
Autumn sowing:
total yield
Variety list
Lemtal (2x) √√ √√ B, D, L, NL
Meribel (2x) √√ √√√ B, L, UK
Meryl (2x) √√ √√ √√ B
Mertaki (2x) √√ √√ B
Romeldo (2x) √√ √√√ B
Melclips (2x) √√√ √√ B
Melchior (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ B
Belluna (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ UK
Davinci (2x) √√√ √√ √√√√ UK
Muriello (2x) √√√ √√√ √√√√ UK
Meldiva (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ D
Melkim (2x) √√√√ √√ √√√ B
Meritra (4x) √√√ √√ B, L
Meroa (4x) √√√ √√ B, FIN
Gemini (4x) √√√ √√√ B, D, PL, UK
Fedra (4x) √√ √√√ B
Salome (4x) √√ √√√√ √√ B, UK
Melquatro (4x) √√√ √√ √√√ A, B, D
Meltop (4x) √√√√ √√√√ √√ B
Elvis (4x) √√√√ √√ √√√√ CH
Melmia (4x) √√√√ √√√ √√ B


Hybrid Ryegrass (Lolium x Boucheanum Kunth)

To combine the favourable characteristics of both perennial ryegrass (persistence) and of Italian regrass (production) in one cultivar, both species are crossed.

Cultivar Ploidy Rust
resistance
Persistency Total yield Variety list
Lemsor (type ER) (2x) √√√√ √√√√ B
Hymer (type IR) (4x) √√ √√√ √√ UK
Melprius (type IR) (4x) √√√ √√ √√√ B


Westerwold Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.)

Westerwold ryegrass is an annual grass species that develops very quickly and can be sown in spring or autumn.

Westerwold ryegrass

Cultivar Ploidy Rust
resistance
Total yield
Mean crop
Total yield
Autumn sowing
Variety list
Mendoza (2x) √√ √√ √√ B, D
Melworld (2x) √√√ √√√√ √√√ B, D, F
Melsemper (2x) √√√√ √√√ √√√√ B
Lemnos (4x) √√ √√√ B, D, FIN, F, L
Melmondo (4x) √√√ B, CH


Timothy (Phleum pratense L.)

Timothy is a perennial with a good winter hardiness. It is highly suitable for mowing but less resistant to grazing.

Timothy

Cultivar Spring growth Leaf spot
resistance
Total yield Variety list
Erecta B, L, NL, UK
Comer √√√√ √√√ √√√ A, B, CZ, D, F, UK
Dolina √√√ √√√√ √√ B, CZ, DK, L, NL, PL, UK
Tibor √√ √√ √√√ B
Anjo √√√√ √√√√ √√√ CH


Meadow Fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.)

Meadow fescue is a perennial grass of good quality and is adapted to cooler and wetter conditions. This type of grass is suitable for cutting purposes and is less persistent than perennial ryegrass.

Meadow fescue

Cultivar Spring growth Leaf spot resistance Total yield Variety list
Merifest √√√ √√√ √√√ B, D, NL