Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
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Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Convincing and tolerant variety

Maturity Groupearly

The tetraploid and early Perennial ryegrass KARATOS convinces by its good persistence and winter hardiness. KARATOS reaches high dry matter yields in the following cuts. With its high rating for sward density KARATOS is on the niveau of most early Perennial ryegrasses listed in Germany. In addition KARATOS got an M for especially good results in trials for the growth on peat soils.


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

Official German variety list 2013 (Beschreibende Sortenliste 2013)

Ear emergence2 (very early to early)
Dry matter production at the beginning5 (intermediate)
Tendency for winter damage4 (low to intermediate)
Sward density6 (intermediate to dense)
Persistence6 (intermediate to high)
Dry matter yield - total6 (intermediate to high)
Dry matter yield - 1. cut4 (low to intermediate)
Dry matter yield - following cuts7 (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.