Enhancer Italian Ryegrass

  • Scientific name: Lolium multiflorum
  • High-yielding
  • Improved forage quality, higher digestibility
  • High leaf to stem ratio
  • Good drought & heat tolerance

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.

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Enhancer Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) was developed for hay, silage production and grazing. It is fast-establishing and one of the fastest-growing grasses available to farmers. In seven year field trials it considerably out-yielded all of it’s competitors.

Enhancer Italian Ryegrass demonstrates extremely good forage production. It will produce quality forage throughout spring and sumer. It functions well as a cover crop.

Italian ryegrass can produce very high quality, leafy, palatable forage suitable for high producing dairy cows. As a cool-season bunch grass, it is best adapted to cool, moist conditions. It does not grow as well in hot, dry summer weather. It can provide an excellent double-crop option, but the risk of winterkill must be managed.

Enhancer Italian Ryegrass ryegrass is noted for its high fibre digestibility, high relative forage quality, palatability, ease of establishment, and its yield response to nitrogen. Ryegrass is characterized by a glossy appearance of the underside of the leaves. Do not confuse cereal rye (Secale cereale) with ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum or L. perenne), as they are totally different grass species with distinctly different characteristics.

Establishment: Fast
Persistence: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium High
Winter Hardiness: Medium
Palatability: High
Yield Potential: Medium High
Grazing Tolerance: High

Seeding rate: 8-12 lbs. per acre
Seeding depth: 1/8 – 1/4″ maximum

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Many plants have more than one common and scientific name. We've listed a few of them below.

  • Enhancer Italian Ryegrass
  • Lolium multiflorum

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