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Meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis)

Maturity Groupintermediate

Tetrax is one of the first tetraploid meadow fescues, listed in Switzerland. Plots or fields with Tetrax are less dense and the dry matter yield, on average, is about 6 % lower than that of the best diploid varieties. But this will balanced out by a significantly higher digestibility. On average, the digestible organic matter of Tetrax is 20 g/kg higher than one of the best diploid varieties. Tetrax also has a very good resistance to leaf diseases, a rapid juvenile development and a good winter condition. These positive characteristics helped Tetrax to achieve the clearly best overall index in the official variety trials 2008-10 in Switzerland (Suter et al 2011).

Source: DSP, Switzerland

Additional variety information from Agroscope


National listing/Official recommendation: AT, BY, CH, FR, RU


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All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.
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