Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
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ASTONHOCKEY (M)

Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Good all-rounder

Maturity Groupintermediate
Ploidytetraploid

This tetraploid, intermediate perennial ryegrass shows good results for all main characteristics. Its main strength is lying in a very good persistence, one of the main reasons for getting an “M”, showing a special suitability for peat soils in the grassland areas in the North of Germany. The variety shows balanced yields over all cuts.

Characteristics

Yield+ + + +
Sward Density+ + + +
Winter Hardiness+ + + + +
Rust Resistance+ + + + +
Persistence+ + + +

Official German variety list 2013 (Beschreibende Sortenliste 2013)

CharacteristicScore
Ear emergence6 (intermediate to late)
Dry matter production at the beginning6 (intermediate to strong)
Tendency for winter damage4 (low to intermediate)
Sward density5 (intermediate)
Persistence7 (high)
Dry matter yield - total6 (intermediate to high)
Dry matter yield - 1. cut6 (intermediate to high)
Dry matter yield - following cuts6 (intermediate to high)
Susceptibility for rust4 (low to intermediate)
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.