Lolium multiflorum

Italian ryegrass

High yielding and disease tolerant

Full pack disease resistance
ITAKA fights back against most important diseases, such as:

  • Rusts
  • Snow Mould
  • Bacterial Wilt

Winter hardy & Persistent
ITAKA has a higher than average winter hardiness.  This contributes to an overall good persistency.

Very productive
ITAKA produces high yields, especially when you consideri it being a  diploid variety.

Easy conservation as hay or silage
In average the dry matter content  is 2% higher than tetraploid varieties = easier drying for conservation as hay or silage and lower risk of poor conservation and losses.

  • High DM yield
  • Wide and high disease tolerance
  • Good persistency and winter hardiness
  • The goal Quality+Yield is attained


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Spring growth

Susceptibilities:  1-9, 9=very susceptible

Source: BSA National List of Varieties 2011, Germany.

  Winter damage Rust susceptibility Bacterial wilt suscept. Snow mold suscept.
Average 2n varieties 4,6 3,9 4,2 4,7
Itaka 4 3 4 4

Yield: 1-9, 9=very high

Source: BSA National List of Varieties 2011, Germany.

  Total DM yield DM yield 1st cut DM yield following cuts
2n varieties
5,5 4,7 6,1
Itaka 6 5 6
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