Lolium multiflorum


Italian ryegrass

Very digestible high yielding Italian ryegrass

Top variety on the Swiss recommended list

Elvis is on the recommended Swiss list of Italian ryegrasses, with a particularly interesting combination of characteristics. The very high yield capacity, takes Elvis to the top of the list.

Excellent rust tolerance

Elvis produces abundant and healthy forage even with conditions favourable for development of rusts and other foliar diseases.

The best digestibility

Among the varieties recommended in Switzerland, Elvis has the best score for digestibility that was confirmed in Irish trials.

Add good persistence and we are close to the perfect variety!

  • High yielding
  • Excellent rust tolerance
  • Persistent and winter-hardy
  • Good combination of all essential characteristics


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

Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Spring growth


High digestibility

Ireland: relative dry matter digestibility; Switzerland: Score 1-9, 1 is best

  Ireland 2007 Switzerland 2015-16
Reference varieties 78,3 (average check varieties) 5.3 (average all recom. varieties)
Elvis 101,2 4,3


Results for persistence and winter hardiness

Switzerland 2010:  Low score = better performance

  Persistence Winter kill
Interval for recommended varieties 5,0 - 3,5 4,9 - 3,9
Score of Elvis 4,3 4,1
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