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This tetraploid, intermediate perennial ryegrass shows good results for all main characteristics. It is a well-balanced and healthy variety with distinctly high endurance, which is why ASTONHOCKEY has the "M" for moor suitability. Resulting from this ASTONHOCKEY is especially suitable for peat soils and moist sites.

National listing/Official recommendation:
BE, DE

  • very high persistence
  • balanced and healthy variety
  • secured yield distribution

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
7
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
7
high
Sward density
5
medium

Healthiness

Susceptibility to rust
5
medium
Susceptibility to rust
5
medium

Quality

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
4
low to medium

Classification according to the descriptive variety list - Bundessortenamt (federal plant variety office, Germany) 2020 and our own results.

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
4
low to medium

Classification according to the descriptive variety list - Bundessortenamt (federal plant variety office, Germany) 2020 and our own results.

All specified informations, recommendations and representations mentioned here are made to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee of completeness or accuracy. We cannot guarantee that the properties described are repeatable. All information is provided as an aid to decision-making. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description. Mixture compositions may change if individual varieties are not available. As of 01/2021. Subject to change without notice.