Lolium multiflorum

Italian ryegrass

Well Proved and Well Known

SIKEM has a medium heading date, however, growth starts very early in spring and maximizes the opportunity for a high forage quality from the first cut.

Good Standing Ability
SIKEM has a good standing ability thus minimizing the soil contamination by harvest, hereby offering a higher value in terms of feeding.

Good Disease Resistance
SIKEM has proven to have a good resistance to common diseases of ryegrasses like mildew and Rhynchosporium. A healthy crop leads to an increased palatability of the grass.

Good Winterhardiness
SIKEM has in many countries shown exceptionally good winterhardiness  in terms of tolerance to some frost.

  • Growth starts very early in spring
  • Good standing ability
  • Good disease resistance
  • Good winterhardiness


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

Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Spring growth

Relative yield of drymatter

Source: Official trials in Denmark
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