Advanced™ Grasses are created by crossing fescues with ryegrasses. The objective of this Advanced™ hybrid breeding is to create grass varieties with high forage quality combined with good persistence, stress tolerance and disease resistance.
Yield increases of between 10% and 50% are common when DLF varieties of Advanced™ Grasses are tested in trials.
Why are Advanced™ Grasses so successful?
ADVANCED™ GRASSES PERFORMANCE DATA
|HYKOR Advanced™ Tall Fescue||17.63||10.4||22.5||11.4||71.4|
|PERSEUS Advanced™ Italian Ryegrass||22.68||12.2||21.6||11.3||71.1|
|LOFA Advanced™ Hybrid Ryegrass||21.69||12||21.9||11.3||71.1|
|Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass||17.37||12.1||24.8||11.4||71.9|
FOJTAN and MAHULENA are suitable for silage mixtures together with perennial ryegrass, hybrid ryegrass and lucerne or red clover. The Advanced™ Tall Fescue increases the persistency of the mixture due to the deeper root system and tolerance to dry conditions. They also show excellent forage quality.
The varieties PERSEUS and PERUN have all the attributes of an italian ryegrass but exhibit improved persistence and stress tolerance. They are ideal in short term mixtures of up to 3 years duration and are especially good companions for red clover.
The variety LOFA has the broadest appeal of all Advanced™ Grasses. It has all the attributes of a hybrid ryegrass but exhibits improved persistence and stress tolerance over standard hybrid ryegrass varieties. These characteristics make Lofa an ideal component in medium term mixtures as its persistence, being similar to standard hybrid ryegrass, matches the expected duration of the vast majority of medium term mixtures currently used in the UK.