SHORT-ROTATION RYEGRASS

  • L. Corkill

Abstract

Short-rotation ryegrass (or Hl as it is still commonly called) was produced by the Grasslands Division of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research with the idea of combining the good features of Italian and perennial ryegrass-from Italian, rapid establishment, high winter and early spring production, and good palatability; from perennial, relative permanence. It is, in fact, a fair compromise between these two species. It resembles more closely its Italian parent than its perennial. It establishes rapidly, is very palatable to stock, grows vigorously in the winter and early spring, and is relatively low producing in the late summer and early autumn, but is longer lived than Italian.
Published
1953-01-01
Section
Articles