The icebreaker for the species

Finally the breakthrough
Festulolium varieties are for a majority behaving as italian ryegrass or tall fescue (the parental species). LOFA has many properties in common with an Italian ryegrass, in particular the very fast establishment and high yield in the1st cut. But what makes LOFA special is the less aggressive growth – making a very good companion grass for legumes and other grass species.

Performs when conditions are difficult
LOFA has shown to perform particularly well when conditions are sub-optimal due to different stress factors. This "wide" resistance is exactly what breeders and users are aiming for to secure forage production and quality.

Rust resistance and early spring window
The resistance to crown rust is excellent, and the early spring growth allows a very large "spring window" with excellent forage quality.

  • Early spring growth, intermediate heading
  • High tolerance to stress
  • Top quality forage
  • Grows from early spring to late autumn


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

Ground cover
Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Winter hardiness
Spring growth
Grazing tolerance
Adapted for mixtures

Relative dry matter yield of 1st cut and total/year

Source: DLF R&D Maine et Loire (France)

Rust resistance

DLF R&D Maine et Loire (France)
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