Profile

CHEVALIER is a late, tetraploid Perennial ryegrass variety with a very good yield potential especially in the first cut. In addition, CHEVALIER has peat soil suitability, low susceptibility to rust and low inflorescence formation in the offspring.

National listing/Official recommendation:
DE

  • great yield potential
  • balanced and healthy variety
  • peat soil suitability

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
5
medium
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Tendency to lodging
6
medium to strong
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
6
medium to strong
Persistence
6
medium to 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
3
low

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

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
3
low

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