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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

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

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
4
low to medium

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

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.