Lolium perenne

Perennial ryegrass

Intermediate heading, diploid

For grazing

Nifty has excellent grazing characteristics throughout the season, but is especially high yielding in the late summer and autumn period where many other varieties are loosing momentum. The total annual yield under simulated grazing management is very good.

Rust resistance

Nifty has very good resistance to Crown Rust - a very important feature in grazing fields where rust attack reduces palatability and animal intake considerably

  • Diploid variety, excellent for grazing 
  • Very high autumn production
  • Good rust resistance
  • Good ground cover


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

Ground cover
Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Winter hardiness
Spring growth

Seasonal yield at simulated grazing 

Recommended List Trials, UK. Source NIAB.

  Ton drymatter/ha* NIFTY, Relative
Total annual yield 10.50 105
Early Grazing  1.21 97
Spring  2.12 104
Early Summer  4.18 103
Late Summer 2.87 106
Autumn  1.47 112

*Average of 3 harvest years. Average intermediate diploid varieties

Agronomic properties

Recommended List Trials, UK. Source NIAB

Heading date May 24th
Midsummer D-value, grazing 77.2
Ground cover, 1 = poor, 9 = good 6.5
Crown Rust, 1 = poor, 9 = good 7
Total annual yield, cutting, ton/ha 15.40 
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