Profile

SHERLOCK is a tetraploid late Perennial ryegrass. The variety provides high stable yields and is highly persistent, even on peat soils. Outstanding is the rust resistance of SHERLOCK and the low tendency to form inflorescences in the aftermath, which maintains forage quality.

National listing/Official recommendation:
DE

  • outstanding rust resistance
  • high and well-balanced yields
  • peat soil suitability

Suitability

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

Yield characteristics

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

Plant stand development

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

Healthiness

Susceptibility to rust
3
low
Susceptibility to rust
3
low

Quality

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
2
very low to low

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

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
2
very low to low

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.