Westerwold Ryegrass
Lolium multiflorum Lam.
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Big Boss Temperate Grass, Tetraploid, Westerwold Type Annual, Autumn, winter & spring

Bunch type, erect growth habit, produces abundant tillers

Grows up to 30 – 91 cm tall

Leaves shiny with smooth edges; upper surface prominently rigged; lower surface glossy, smooth and hairless with a prominent midrib; 6 – 10 mm x 6 – 20 cm; young leaves rolled

Seeds brown; lanceolate; 2.6 – 7 mm x 0.7 – 1.7 mm; 250 000 (n4) – 500 000 (n2) seeds/kg

Fast establishment, excellent re-growth potential

Tolerant to cold, high forage production

Crude protein: 19 – 28%

Digestibility: 55 – 70 %

Dry matter production: 7 - 18 t/ha/annum Pasture, hay, silage, companion crop & cover crop

Prefers deep fertile soil; high soil moisture holding capacity

pH range of > 5.0

Plant during February – May

Broadcast at 20 – 25 kg dryland and 25 – 30 kg/ha irrigated


Gapfiller Temperate Grass, Tetraploid, Westerwold Type Annual, Autumn, winter & spring

Bunch type, erect growth habit, produces abundant tillers

Grows up to 30 – 91 cm tall

Seeds brown; lanceolate; 2.6 – 7 mm x 0.7 – 1.7 mm; 250 000 (n4) – 500 000 (n2) seeds/kg

Fast establishment, tolerant to cold

Selected for seedling vigour, productivity and regrowth potential

Increased palatability; higher animal production

Crude protein: 19 – 28 %

Digestibility: 55 – 70 %

Dry matter production: 7 - 18 t/ha/annum Pasture, hay, silage & cover crop

Prefers deep fertile soil; high soil moisture holding capacity

pH of > 5.0

Plant during February – May

Broadcast at 20 – 25 kg dryland and 25 – 30 kg/ha irrigated


Tetrastar Temperate Grass, Tetraploid, Westerwold Type Annual, Autumn, winter & spring

Bunch type, erect growth habit, produces abundant tillers

Grows up to 30 – 91cm tall

Leaves shiny with smooth edges; upper surface prominently rigged; lower surface glossy, smooth andhairless with a prominent midrib; 4 – 10 mm x 6 – 20 cm; young leaves rolled

Seeds brown; lanceolate; 2.6 – 7 mm x 0.7 – 1.7 mm; 250 000 (n4) – 500 000 (n2) seeds/kg

Fast establishment, good cold tolerance

Selected for seedling vigour, productivity and regrowth potential

Increased palatability; higher animal production

Crude protein: 19 – 28 %

Digestibility: 55 – 70 %

Dry matter production: 7 - 18 t/ha/annum Pasture, hay, silage & cover crop

Prefers deep fertile soil; high soil moisture holding capacity

pH range of > 5.0

Plant during February – May

Broadcast at 20 – 25 kg dryland and 25 – 30 kg/ha irrigated