Forage species


Annual ryegrass

Annual rye grass
The STAR of the catch crops!

Fonctionnal benefits

  • Strong yielding potential 
  • Lasting production 
  • Maximum resistance to blights
  • Great quality.

Benefits in detail

MELISTAR is an annual ryegrass that gets installed and then produces very quickly. Thus, it allows to replenish some forage stocks in a few weeks or to be valued as pasture.

Strong yielding potential:

  • With a very quick establishment, MELISTAR offers a very high forage production in 1st cut as for the following ones.
  • Either it’s implanted in spring or in the fall, it sets the difference in all situations (respective yields: 104% and 102% vs. reference)

Lasting production:

  • MELISTAR is annual but with a very good longevity, thus allowing to keep a very high production potential on several farms.

Maximum resistance to blights:

  • In case of blights attacks, the quality and the production of the annual ryegrass can be strongly reduced.
  • The excellent level of blight resistance of MELISTAR (7.3) is a safety for the production of an abundant and well-consumed fodder.

Great quality:

  • MELISTAR produces a forage rich in leaves and very digestible (digestibility rating: 4.3). Thus, it combines a very high yielding level and a very high quality.
  • In order to optimize its feed value, it needs to be combined with some legumes such as the crimson clover, the Micheli clover or a vetch.


Legal notices:
Scoring refers to registration trials performed in France. They range from 1 (very low) to 9 (very good).
2022 - this document is provided for information purpose only. Recommandations may vary according to local soil and climate conditions and local agricultural practices.