NINKOKO

NINKOKO

Festuca arundinacea

Tall fescue

Top yielding with high disease tolerance

High dry matter production

French official trials show high total dry matter production with a high first cut in the spring.

Spring window

With 51 days between 30 cm grass in the spring, and the beginning of ear emergence, this late heading variety gives flexibility in the use without losing quality.

Disease tolerance and softness of leaves

With a score of 6.4 for softness of leaves, Ninkoko joins the group of soft leaved varieties.

The excellent rust tolerance, with a score of 7.5 adds quality and palatability to the autumn and summer production.

  • Late heading with very high total dry matter yield
  • Excellent resistance to rust and other diseases
  • Superior drought tolerance
  • 51 days spring window for optimal use

Ratings

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

Salt tolerance
Density
Winter hardiness
Yield
Lateness
Digestibility

Yield in t/ha

Source: herbe-book.org May 2016 (France)

Variety Ninkoko Average catalogue
1st cut 1,9 1,9
Spring cuts 8,5 8,3
Summer/autumn cuts 3,2 3,2
Total yield 11,7 11,4

Characteristics

Source: herbe-book.org May 2016 (France)

Variety Ninkoko Average catalogue
Heading date 6 May 6 May
30 cm grass height in spring 19 March 19 March
Spring window (days) 51,0 50,3
Softness of leaves 1-9, 9=best 6,4 6,5
Rust tolerance 1-9, 9=best 7,5 6,9

Dry matter yield

Source : Geves 2015 (France)
Dry matter yield in t/ha

Characteristics

Source: Geves 2015 (France)
Variety Ninkoko Average catalogue
Heading date 6 May 6 May
30 cm grass height in spring 19 March 19 March
Spring window in days 51,0 50,3
Softness of leaves 1-9, 9 = softer 6,4 6,5
Rust tolerance 1-9, 9 = tolerant 7,5 6,9
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