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Forage grass
Forage grasses at RAGT
RAGT runs 12 forage grass programmes at 4 sites across Europe.

Breeding takes place on 9 different species :
  • Perennial Ryegrass
  • Italian Ryegrass
  • Hybrid Rye-grass
  • Tall Fescue
  • Cocksfoot
  • Brome
  • Lucerne
  • Red clover
  • White clover
The main selection criteria for forage grasses are :
  • Suitability to the climatic conditions of the major farming regions
  • Tolerance to disease
  • Ability to produce to a pattern :
    flexibility of production and active regrowth
    ability to concentrate production in one growth cycle
  • Improvement in durability
  • Improvement in digestibility