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Italian Ryegrass Cannibal

This is the first nematocidal Italian ryegrass as it not only produces high quantities of forage but also limits the development of nematodes present in cereals and corn (Heterodera avenae, Source: CTPS Cannibal registration). Cannibal is an ideal variety to be sown prior to the mentioned crops. It has very rapid vegetative growth and high dry matter productions.
It offers greater flexibility in harvesting due to its lateness.


Nematocidal action against corn nematodes
Excellent yield in UFL/ha
High resistance to rust


Type: alternative tetraploid
Perennial: 8 to 12 months
Earliness: late

Agronomic indications

Use: hay, baled, silage
Forage harvest: from May 5th to 12th
Sowing rate: 40 – 50 kg/Ha
Sowing period: September-November, February-March

Cultural recommendations

Soil preparation: superficial tillage, fine soil on the surface
Optimal sowing depth: 1 cm – roll after one week
Fertilization: depending on the availability of organic inputs (manure, digestate):
Autumnal needs: N 40/50 units/Ha; P2 O5 70/90 units/Ha; K2 O 70/80 units/Ha
Spring needs: N 70/80 units/Ha


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