Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture, Zurich-Reckenholz

New recommanded varieties of cocksfoot

Between 2000 and 2002 the Swiss Federal Research Stations for Plant Production at Changins (RAC) in Nyon and for Agroecology and Agriculture (FAL) at Reckenholz in Zurich conducted comparative trials with 32 varieties of cocksfoot at five experimental sites. Based on measurements and observations of yield, persistence, competitive ability, disease resistance and digestibility of organic matter (DOM) an index-value was calculated allowing for an accurate comparison of the varieties. The following varieties have been newly accepted in the Swiss «List of Recommended Varieties of Forage Plants»: Barexcel, Geenly, Foly and Quantum.

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