SENDERO is one of DSV's new promising diploid Italian ryegrass varieties, being well recommended on both German and English recommendation lists. In addition to above-average yields, it is characterized by particularly good rust resistance, winter hardiness and high early growth development. This results from SENDERO being developed from a sward-selection of fusarium-resistant plants with high regeneration vigour. On the England and Wales RGCL list, it shows an outstanding early spring growth of rel. 108. Thus, in long growing seasons SENDERO gives opportunity for ‘early-bite’ grazing followed by leafy hay or silage cut. Furthermore, SENDERO is very digestible.

National listing/Official recommendation:

  • outstanding early spring growth
  • high digestible
  • good rust resistance


Ploidy diploid
Ploidy diploid


Total Annual Yields
1st harvest year (% of 17.56 t DM/ha)102
2nd harvest year (% of 14.35 t DM/ha)101
Total yield: mean (% of 15.99 t DM/ha)102
Year of sowing (% of 2.03 t DM/ha)100
1st and 2nd cut ME yield, first harvest year (% of 117 000 MJ/ha) 101
Seasonal Growth (1st harvest year)
Early spring growth (% of 1.66 t DM/ha)108
Conservation management
1st conservation cut (% of 6.37 t DM/ha)97
1st conservation cut D-Value 71.1
2nd conservation cut (% of 4.21 t DM/ha)105
2nd conservation cut D-Value64.9
Monthly cuts ( % of 5.39 t DM/ha) 105
Agronomic characters
Ground cover% (1st harvest year)60
Ground cover% (2nd harvest year)56
Autumn ground cover (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)4.1
Winter hardiness (1-9, 1=poor 9=good) [7.3]
Disease resistance
Ryegrass mosaic virus (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)-
Mildew (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)7.2
Brown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)5.5
Crown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)7.0

Source: AHDB Italian Ryegrass Varieties Recommended List 2023/2024

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. DSV United Kingdom Ltd. excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description. Mixture compositions may change if individual varieties are not available. As of 10/2022. Subject to change without notice.