Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) performs very well on clay soil and on good and moisture containing sandy soils. Perennial ryegrass is not drought tolerant but performs quite well on slightly dry soil. There are two types of perennial ryegrass; forage types and turf types. Both types recover very well.
We have both diploid and tetraploid varieties. The tetraploid varieties are vigorous, broadleaved and they form a palatable crop. They have a better disease resistance than diploid varieties. The dry matter content is 1 to 1.5% lower than diploid varieties.
|Sowing rate||25-30 kg/ha|
|Season¹||Until mid autumn|
|Sowing depth||1-2 cm|
|Row distance||Like cereals|
|Varieties||Lactal, Pastoral, Tribal|