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.
Advanced™ Tall Fescue;
HYKOR is 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. Hykor also shows excellent forage quality.
Advanced™ Italian Ryegrass;
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.
Advanced™ Hybrid Ryegrass;
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 1 - 2 years more than standard hybrid ryegrass, matches the expected duration of the vast majority of medium term mixtures currently used in the UK.
ADVANCED™ GRASSES PERFORMANCE DATA
|Yield T DM/HA||% SUGAR CONTENT||% PROTEIN CONTENT||
ME MJ/KG DM
|Hykor Advanced Tall Fescue||17.63||10.4||22.5||11.4||71.4|
Perseus Advanced™ Italian Ryegrass
|Lofa Advanced™ Hybrid Ryegrass||21.69||12.0||21.9||11.3||71.1|
Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass