The leading tetraploid in Europe

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No.1 tetraploid in many countries

Barenbrug proudly presents you a wonderful new variety: Barpasto. This late variety is officially recommended in many European countries and very often rated as the highest yielder (see table 1). In official trials in Germany it proved to be by far the best tetraploid perennial ryegrass, with a relative total yield of 105 and 108 for yield at 1st cut. Barpasto shows the improvements made by Barenbrug’s breeding program.


Excellent under difficult conditions

In official trials, Barpasto has shown to have an outstanding persistency. Main reason for this is its winterhardiness. Besides that, this variety gives a perfect sward density which support a long productive life. It has been specially recommended for difficult soils and conditions, in Germany rated as “M-variety”. Therefor Barpasto is the perfect choice for long-term grassland, under all conditions.


For both cutting- and grazing pastures

The tetraploid Barenbrug varieties are well-known for their excellent yield under cutting management, high disease resistance (Crown-rust) and palatability. The improvements in grass breeding the last decade however, has brought us better sward density and persistency under grazing. This means the new tetraploids, like Barpasto, are at least as good as diploid suitable for grazing pastures.



Table 1: variety trials (LSV) 2009-2011



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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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