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