Hybrid ryegrass

The favourable characteristics of Italian ryegrass and perennial ryegrass are brought together in hybrid ryegrass (Lolium hybridum). Hybrid ryegrass has a quicker spring development than perennial ryegrass and gives, under good conditions, a high level of production for 2 to 3 years. Winter hardiness is better than in Italian ryegrass.

Hybrid ryegrass - Lolium x boucheanum
Sowing rate 40-45 kg/ha as main crop, 20-25 kg as intercrop
Season¹ Main crop in summer ans autumn, as intercrop in cereals 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 Acrobat, Boxer
¹ Based on moderate climate zone (North-West and Central Europa)