Lolium westerwoldicum

Westerwold/annual ryegrass

Rust and lodging tolerant multi-cut annual ryegrass

More than one cut
Most annual ryegrasses are suited for one or two cuts.
AKTIV shows better persistency, often allowing 3-5 cuts.

Three quality parameters to enhance forage quality and preserve yield:

  • Excellent rust tolerance.  It preserves the yielding capacity as well as the feeding quality and palatability.
  • Lodging tolerance.  Less soil contamination, easier drying for silage or hay, and of course much better feeding quality.
  • Diploid = Faster drying and better conservation.

Seasonal adaptation:
AKTIV can be sown in the autumn as well as in the spring.

AKTIV can be sown pure or in mixtures with other fast growing varieties and legumes.

  • Autumn as well as spring sowing
  • Superior with several cuts
  • Excellent rust tolerance
  • Very good lodging tolerance


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

Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Spring growth

Drymatter yield

Source: BSA Beschreibende Sortenliste 2013

Lodging and Rust susceptibility

Source: BSA Beschreibende Sortenliste 2013
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