Annual ryegrasses - lolium multiflorum -
for growing as main crop and catch
Annual ryegrass is a member of the short-lived ryegrass family and puts out
shoots in the year of sowing.
Annual ryegrasses are bred for three uses:
- for growing as a catch crop after the cereal harvest
- as an annual to produce field fodder, to be cut several times in the year
and in mixtures with Italian ryegrass
- for use in biogas plants Diploid and tetraploid varieties have been bred.
The annual ryegrass ANDREA is particularly suitable as a "nurse grass" when
establishing permanent grassland and for oversowing on badly damaged