Lolium westerwoldicum

Westerwold/annual ryegrass

Diploid very early variety with high dry matter production

Very early heading
GRAZER heads very fast after sowing. With the score of 1 for heading on the scale from 1-9 in Germany (BSA) it is amongst the earliest available. 

Very productive variety
Right from the 1st cut, the yield is +35% compared to standards. Good lodging tolerance Despite the early heading the lodging resistance is good when the cut is taken at the optimal stage.

Easy conservation
As a diploid the dry matter content is about 2% higher than for tetraploids. This allows faster drying in the field and easier conservation as hay or silage without compromising forage quality.

  • Early = fast access to forage
  • High total drymatter yield in particular the 1st cut
  • Good lodging tolerance
  • Easy silage


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

Rust tolerance
Spring growth

Yield of dry matter

Source:  BSA (Germany)

  Dry matter yield
Limella 103
Lifloria 108
Barspectra 96

1st cut drymatter yield and lodging tendency

Source:  BSA (Germany)

  Dry matter 1st cut Lodging tendency (1=best)
GRAZER 111 1,7
Limella  99 2,7
Lifloria  109 1,8
Barspectra 101 3,4
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