Barkamaz

Drives your pasture through the winter

  • Nordic climate
  • Oceanic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

For high quality silage

Barkamaz is a new variety from Barenbrug breeding program in Romania. This variety is intermediate/late heading and will give higher silage quality and summer production to the pasture. Being selected on feed value and digestibility, Barkamaz has proved to give higher quality silage. This will give an impulse to animal production.

 

Stable growth curve

Being intermediate to late heading implies better growth throughout the season. Therefor Barkamaz can be perfectly combined with an early heading type in continental climates, to spread out growth and ensure yield. 

 

Drought tolerant ryegrass

Barenbrug Research in Romania has several trial locations where there is severe summer drought. Periods of two till three months without rain are very common. This makes such locations excellent for selecting the best grass varieties for drought tolerance. Among the ryegrasses, Barkamaz proved to be outperforming the common types. Though it is not cocksfoot or tall fescue, this variety shows to be adapted to the real continental climate.

 

Excellent winterhardy tetraploid

From the past, tetraploid ryegrass wasn’t too good surviving severe winters compared to diploid types. However, intensive breeding and selection has changed this situation. The new generation of tetraploids are showing better winterhardiness than before. For this reason Barenbrug recommends to use new tetraploid varieties, like Barkamaz, into grass seed mixtures for areas with cold winters.  

 

 

Specifications
Species
Lolium perenne
Heading
Late
Ploidi
Tetraploid
Early heading
Intermediate heading
Late heading
Tetraploid
Diploid
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Lolium perenne

One of the most important and widely used forage grasses, exhibiting rapid establishment, good tillering ability, excellent response to nitrogen and high acceptability to stock. Compared with other species, perennial ryegrass is more digestible, thus giving higher digestible dry matter production.

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