Bartasja

The modern continental type

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

Especially suited for Eastern Europe

Bartasja is a new variety from Barenbrug breeding program in Romania. This variety is early heading, which makes it perfectly suitable for Eastern Europe and Russia. Bartasja utilizes the soil moistures from snow and ice optimally. This will give an excellent spring growth. In areas with a short and fast springtime, a highly productive variety like Bartasja is recommended.

 

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, Bartasja 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 Bartasja, into grass seed mixtures for areas with cold winters.  

 

 

Specifications
Species
Lolium perenne
Heading
Early
Ploidy
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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