Lolium perenne

Perennial ryegrass

Safe Forage Supply

Number 1 in 1st cut DM Yield
4 days later heading than our actual top variety SPIRA, KIMBER nevertheless shows a 5% higher yield in the 1st cut. For an early diploid this means a huge improvement in terms of flexibility of use and forage supply security. In fact going towards extremes in earliness (very early or very late heading) also increases vulnerability.

Digestible From A to Z
Whether cut frequently as in a grazing management or allowed to approach ear emergence, KIMBER has shown excellent digestibility figures.

Covers the Ground and Fights the Rust
With a score of 7 for ground cover KIMBER equals the ground cover of many much later varieties. Dual purpose exploitation is thus a realistic opportunity. General disease resistance and rust resistance in particular is good.

  • Very high 1st cut despite late end of early group heading
  • High digestibility grazing and conservation management
  • Good resistance to crown rust
  • High ground cover for early variety


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

Ground cover
Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Winter hardiness
Spring growth
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