Perennial ryegrass

Perennail rygrass - Lolium perenne - Engels raaigras - Deutsches Weidelgras - Ray-grass Anglais
Sowing rate
25-30 kg/ha
Until mid autumn
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
Like cereals
Herbal t. Lactal t. Pastoral t. Torgal d. Zenital d.

Perennial ryegrass performs very well on clay soil and on good and moisture containing sandy soils. Perennial ryegrass is not drought tolerant but performs quite well on slightly dry soil. There are two types of perennial ryegrass; forage types and turf types. Both types recover very well.

Joordens has both diploid and tetraploid varieties. The tetraploid varieties are vigorous, broadleaved and they form a palatable crop. They have a better disease resistance than diploid varieties. The dry matter content is 1 to 1,5% lower than of diploid varieties. The seeds are larger and heavier than the seeds of diploid varieties so a higher sowing rate is required.


Pastoral is a late tetraploid variety that proved itself in many markets. It gives high yields and its good health, because of resistance to diseases, are reflected in its nice dark green colour. This multi-cut variety gives a high summer production and does perform well, even in wet and dry areas.


This newly listed late diploid variety combines high dry matter yields with high rust resistance. The palatable quality of the grass will be appreciated by livestock. The variety is suitable as well for silage as hay or grazing and recovers quickly. The good winter hardiness allows it to produce high quality feed when it’s most needed.