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EXPLOSION is an intermediate tetraploid perennial ryegrass with outstanding quality properties, based on the results of the Chamber of Agriculture in Germany. High sugar contents combined with an excellent digestibility are the fundament for high milk yields, as shown in the picture at the bottom. The high quality is ensured due to a very good resistance to rust. Additionally, EXPLOSION convinces with consistently high yield levels. The exceptional winter hardiness and good adaption to moor sites are further important characteristics of this unique variety.  

National listing/Official recommendation:
DE, NL, UK

  • exceptional forage quality
  • great sugar content and high digestibility of the cell walls
  • excellent winter hardiness and suitable for moor

Suitability

Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity inter
Peat-soil suitability
Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity inter
Peat-soil suitability

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield total
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high

Plant stand development

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Tendency to lodging
5
medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
5
medium
Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Tendency to lodging
5
medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
5
medium

Healthiness

Susceptibility to rust
3
low
Susceptibility to rust
3
low

Quality

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
3
low

Source: Bundessortenamt (Federal Plant Variety Office, Germany) 2020

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
3
low

Source: Bundessortenamt (Federal Plant Variety Office, Germany) 2020

Pictures

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.