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    AstonEnergy Perennial Ryegrass Unrivalled For Yield And Quality

Total yields of 129% and 116% of the control for grazing and conservation respectively, after adjustment for digestibility, place the new perennial ryegrass AstonEnergy above any other variety on the latest intermediate tetraploid Recommended List.

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Available exclusively through British Seed Houses and launched at Grassland UK, AstonEnergy is also unrivalled for quality, with a grazing D-value of 71.0 and an aftermath D-value of 71.3, both significantly higher than any other tetraploid listed varieties.

AstonEnergy also offers excellent resistance to the main diseases affecting perennial ryegrass, with ratings of 8 on the 1-9 scale for both crown rust and mildew.

"This new variety provides a powerful combination of high yields and outstanding quality that will help UK farmers boost production from grassland," commented Paul Billings of British Seed Houses. "It has arrived at just the right time for farmers seeking to increase profitability though increased use of home-grown fodder. We see it as an ideal complementary variety in mixtures to the similarly high producing Aber grass and clover varieties."

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