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ASTONENERGY is an excellent grass variety for grazing mixtures, its yield and qualities coupled with superb disease resistance make it a must for all medium and long term grazing mixtures. Its aftermath D-value and good conservation yields mean it is also very suitable for dual purpose mixtures and will combine well with diploid ryegrasses and Hybrid ryegrasses. Its excellent crown rust resistance also makes it ideal for southern England.

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National listing/Official recommendation:
AR, BY, CL, CO, FR, IE, UK

  • exceptional forage quality and thus Milk Index variety
  • high sugar content
  • very palatable forage
  • high digestibilty of the cell wall

Suitability

Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity inter
Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity inter

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
(6)
(medium to high)
Dry matter yield total
(6)
(medium to high)

Plant stand development

Susceptibility to winter damage
(5)
(medium )
Persistence
(5)
(medium)
Sward density
(5)
(medium)
Susceptibility to winter damage
(5)
(medium )
Persistence
(5)
(medium)
Sward density
(5)
(medium)

Healthiness

Susceptibility to rust
(4)
(low to medium)
Susceptibility to rust
(4)
(low to medium)

Quality

Digestibility
(8)
(high to very high)

( ) breeders classification

Digestibility
(8)
(high to very high)

( ) breeders classification

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.