Annual ryegrass

Annual or Westerwold ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), is an annual grass which is well-known for its quick establishment and early vigour. The crop can be used as cover crop or as forage crop. We have diploid and tetraploid varieties available. The tetraploid varieties have coarse leaves with a quite dark green colour and they form a very palatable crop. They give a high fresh yield with lower dry matter content than the diploid varieties and they have a more open growth habit. Due to breeding we have several varieties available.

Annual (Westerwold) ryegrass - Lolium multiflorum
Sowing rate 40-45 kg as main crop, 20-25 kg as intercrop
Season¹ Main crop in summer and autumn, as intercrop in March and April
Sowing depth 1-2 cm
Row distance As cereals
Fertilizer Spring 80-100 kg N/ha. After every use or cut 60-80 kg N/ha , in use as cover crop 80 kg/ha
Varieties Adrenalin, Andrea, Aubade, Bigbang, Magnum, Suxyl
¹ Based on moderate climate zone (North-West and Central Europa)