Italian Ryegrass is one of the fastest growing grasses available to farmers. It offers rapid establishment and starts growing early in the following Spring and has fast regrowth after defoliation. It thrives on all kinds of soil and is mainly used for conservation in short duration leys, often in mixtures with Red Clover. New varieties have better persistence and are suitable for 2-3 year leys.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced