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Fabio Italian Ryegrass

​Description

It is sold commercially in Europe and North America. Fabio is a tetraploid Italian ryegrass with excellent yields. Fabio can be seeded alone or under a cereal silage crop for late season production in higher moisture areas of Western Canada. It is a fast growing leafy high quality annual grass in Western Canada. It shows vigorous establishment, fast regrowth and good digestibility. In Germany the variety is also used for Biogas cultivation. Fabio has very good resistance to mildew but is susceptible to ryegrass mosaic virus and Rhynchosporium and medium succeptibility to rust.

 

Characteristics

Variety

Fabio Italian Ryegrass

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunch-grass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Soil of medium to high fertility with adequate moisture

Production Period

Mid to Late Summer, Fall

Key Features

  • Tetraploid type
  • Fast growing leafy and high quality annual grass
  • High quality and palatable feed
  • Requires high fertility

Limitations

  • Prone to drought stress

Approx. Seeds/lb

220,000

Seeding Rate lb/acre

15 - 25

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Biennial

Drought Tolerance

Low

Flooding Tolerance

High

Optimum PH

5.5 - 7.5

Acidity Tolerance

Moderate to High

Alkalinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Salinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate