- With outstanding persistency
- Strong crop with a very even yield distribution
- Reliable and fast germination and establishment
- Variety ideal for mixtures
Really persistent and winter hardy
Chester is a very persistent and winter hardy variety which is immensely important for a permanent pasture.
Also vital for such kind of pastures is the ability to keep a dense sward. That is one of the central reasons to have smooth stalked meadow in a permanent mixture.
Chester proved in official trials that it give almost no room for weed infestation and helps to provide a nice and dense ground cover.
Unlike many ryegrass varieties, the yield distribution of smooth stalked meadow grass is more even over a year’s growing season.
Chester has an especially nice, even yield distribution on a very high level.
The winter hardiness is good and Chester has also proved to have good resistance to rust and to other common diseases in smooth stalked meadow grass.
- Kentucky bluegrass
Champion of persistency
- Listed/recommended in EU DE RU
BSA trials 2012-15 (Germany)
relative of Total
- 1st cut
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Poa pratensis is frequently found in natural grasslands, in both mineral and humus rich soils. It is persistent with strong rhizomes and erect leafy shoots.