Profile

VALERIO is an interesting combination of good yield and remarkable persistence. The tetraploid, late perennial ryegrass with an “M”, showing a special suitability for peat soils in the grassland areas, like North Germany. It achieves great total dry matter yields, in particular in the first cut.

National listing/Official recommendation:
BE, DE, UK

  • highest DM yields, esp. in the first cut
  • widely recommended top variety
  • healthy, persistent and suitable for moorland

Suitability

Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity late
Peat-soil suitability
Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity late
Peat-soil suitability

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
7
high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium
Dry matter yield total
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
7
high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium

Plant stand development

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Tendency to lodging
6
medium to strong
Persistence
7
high
Sward density
5
medium
Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Tendency to lodging
6
medium to strong
Persistence
7
high
Sward density
5
medium

Healthiness

Susceptibility to rust
4
low to medium
Susceptibility to rust
4
low to medium

Quality

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
4
low to medium

Source: Bundessortenamt (Federal Plant Variety Office, Germany) 2020

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
4
low to medium

Source: Bundessortenamt (Federal Plant Variety Office, Germany) 2020

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.