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Perennial ryegrass seed production in western Canada

Description

Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), also known as English ryegrass, is one of the most important forage and turf grasses in the world. It is particularly well suited as a pasture grass because it grows quickly, is high yielding and produces high-quality palatable forage. It can also be harvested for silage and makes good dairy-quality silage when harvested at the early boot stage. The use of perennial ryegrass as a turfgrass has increased worldwide in recent years as more persistent turf types have been developed.

Tags
field crops forage crops forage grasses rye ryegrass seed and plant production

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

15 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Najda, Henry

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2004-01-04

Date Added

2015-12-11T16:19:44.282741

Date Modified

2004-01-04

Date Issued

2004-01-04

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

127/20-1

NEOS catalogue key

2879896

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca