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AstonCrusader is DSV’s first own bred hybrid ryegrass. It is a tetraploid variety which is officially recommended in England and Wales as well as in the low mountain region of Germany. The recommendation in England and Wales directly shows that AstonCrusader produces a very high total annual yield with an extraordinary early spring growth. Combined with excellent disease resistance, AstonCrusader is an absolutely top variety in this segment.

The official German BSA marks confirm the strong yield potential of this variety. AstonCrusader achieves strong and stable dry matter yields in the first and subsequent cuts. These characteristics are combined with excellent persistence, sward density and rust resistance. All in all, these were the most important characteristics that led directly to the variety being recommended in the low mountain region in Germany. AstonCrusader is yet another strong variety in the DSV portfolio suitable for broad use on the international markets. AstonCrusader is also an interesting variety for our farmers in grass seed multiplication.

National listing/Official recommendation:
CO, DE, LU, BE, UK

  • very high yield potential
  • excellent forage quality
  • intermediate type (Lm/Lp)

Suitability

Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early to inter
Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early to inter

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
5
medium
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield total
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
5
medium
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high

Plant stand development

Early growth development
5
medium
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
5
medium
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
5
medium

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

Susceptibility to rust
5
medium

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

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.