Barmultra II

Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum)

  • Fast germination and establishment
  • Quick soil coverage
  • Less weed problems

    After 50 years of fame the good old variety Barmultra has been replaced by Barmultra II. This enhanced variety was selected from Barmultra crosses and has resulted in a new variety with improved characteristics. Barmultra II offers better dry matter yields, better disease resistance and better persistency.


    Barmultra II is very suitable for both autumn- and spring sowing and can be used for seasonal production or bi-annual forage production. Use a sowing rate of 20 - 25kg/ha. Barmultra II can be grown on all types of soil with good water supply. Peaty soils and soils with high groundwater tables are less suitable.


    Characteristics of Barmultra II

    • Fast germination and establishment
    • Quick soil coverage
    • Less weed problems


    Growth features

    • Extended green mass production
    • Fast spring development after winter
    • Broad leaves
    • Very good frost tolerance in springtime
    • Dense growth resulting in less invasion of weeds
    • Fast regrowth after each cut


    Dry matter yields

    • Excellent dry matter yields in all seasons of the year
    • Very high dry matter yield in the first cut
    • Outstanding palatability and digestibility
    • High protein content


    Disease resistance

    • Superb crown rust resistance
    • Excellent leaf spot resistance
    • High resistance to Fusarium and Bacterial wilt
    Sowing rate
    20 - 25 kg/ha
    Italian Ryegrass

    Autumn planting / Feb. – Apr. Produce early winter feed, but grows less active during coldest months. Best DM production during Spring. Seed production stimulated  by a cold period (winter). Growth stops during November/December...