Lolium multiflorum

Italian ryegrass

+5% ME (milk energi) per ha

Milk energy
Drymatter yield is important, but does it transform into milk? Kigezi 1 yields 5% more milk energy than the average of generally recommended varieties (trials in UK).

Quality insurance
Kigezi 1 is tetraploid, thus increasing palatability. The excellent rust resistance and good standability adds to the ease of conservation and quality of the harvested forage.

Ground cover
With a ground cover of 50% the first harvest year, Kigezi 1 is above all other recommended varieties in UK.

Explanations to the charts
In the charts below Kigezi 1 is compared to the average of all of the fully recommended varieties from the UK Herbage Varieties Guide 2012-13. The ME yield is for the first harvest year and 100 = 122000 MJ/ha.

  • Tailored for milk production (+5% ME/ha).
  • Very high 1st conservation cut
  • Excellent rust resistance
  • Improved 1st year ground cover


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

Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Spring growth

Brown rust resistance

Source: HVG 2012-13 (UK)

Relative ME yield & 1st conservation cut

Source: HVG 2012-13 (UK)
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