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Ryegrass (Lolium spp.)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).


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Common names 
Rye grass, rygrass, ray-grass, Italian ryegrass, perennial ryegrass
Related feed(s) 
The most important cultivated temperate grasses. Also grown in subtropical areas of Australia, S America and S Africa; in the tropics, ryegrass is grown to a limited extent at high altitudes, e.g. in Colombia or Kenya, ryegrass is grown above 2400-2500 m alt. Often sown in mixtures with white clover. L. multiflorum is less persistent, dying out after 2-3 years of productive growth. It withstands drier and hotter conditions better than L. perenne and in the tropics it can be grown at somewhat lower altitudes than the latter.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/625 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

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