Agroscope, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland

Meadow foxtail: a new recommended variety for Swiss forage production

From 2014 through 2016, the Agroscope research stations tested three varieties of meadow foxtail in comparative variety trials at six locations. The parameters assessed were forage yield, competitive ability, vigour, juvenile development, resistance to diseases, digestibility, adaptation to higher altitudes and persistence. For each variety, an index value based on measurements and observations of yield was calculated. According to the results, one new variety of meadow foxtail (AP0405) will be put on the List of Recommended Varieties for Forage Plants. The top previously recommended varieties will remain on the List.

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