Italian ryegrass


Fast germination, fast covering!
  • Tetraploid
  • Exceptional early spring grower
  • Very high yield in the first cut
  • Recommended for one cut or one season use
  • Very dark green and broad leaves
  • Officially listed in: Luxembourg, Croatia, Canada, Chili, South Africa
Italian ryegrass

Barextra is a tetraploid variety of Italian ryegrass from Barenbrug which entered the European official list of varieties in 1998. It provides high forage yields with excellent nutrient value. 

Barextra is very adapted to various climates and agricultural systems because of the following characteristics:

Very fast germination in autumn and spring

  • Quick soil coverage
  • Dense growth, giving weeds less chance to establish
  • Excellent spring growth


Later heading

  • Extended dry matter production
  • Good ratio of stems to dry matter yield
  • Good frost resistance in winter


Excellent annual dry matter yields

  • Good dry matter production in all cuts
  • Broad and healthy dark green leaves
  • High palatability and digestibility
Ploidy Tetraploid