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Tribal Perennial Ryegrass

Top Up Your Tonnage with Tribal Perennial Ryegrass


Tribal is a tetraploid forage type perennial ryegrass selected for forage yield, digestibility, and disease resistance. Its yield is characterized by season long persistence and aggressive regrowth delivering high productivity in multi-cut systems or aggressive grazing programs. Bred from European material, it has improved winterhardiness that is suitable for harsher climates and tolerance to dry conditions.

Tribal offers premier quality hay, pasture, or silage. Its excellent digestibility and feed value – attributable to breeding efforts to reduce heading (setting seed through summer) – is suitable for all classes of livestock, especially those with high nutrient requirements. Tribal is accompanied by a strong disease package that has shown exceptional resistance to crown and stem rust, powdery mildew and Drechslera.






Root Habit


Plant Type


Preferred Growing Conditions

Medium to high fertility soils with adequate moisture

Production Period

Mid to Late Summer, Fall

Key Features

  • Strong Yield
  • Aggressive Regrowth
  • Digestibility
  • Stem and Crown Rust Resistance
  • Winterhardiness


  • Very susceptible to winter killing

Approx. Seeds/lb


Seeding Rate lb/acre

8 - 12

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Above Average

Drought Tolerance


Flooding Tolerance


Optimum PH

5.5 - 7.5

Acidity Tolerance


Alkalinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Salinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Recent BY PLUS notes

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