ASTONVISION is an intermediate heading tetraploid Perennial ryegrass with an outstanding combination of top characteristics. Besides good yield potential ASTONVISION convices by very high rust resistance, perfect ground cover and a good forage quality. As a result ASTONVISION is very well recommended in England and Wales.

National listing/Official recommendation:

  • outstanding in rust resistance
  • convincing in many characteristics
  • healthy, palatable and high quality forage


Ploidy tetraploid
Mature inter
Ploidy tetraploid
Mature inter
Grazing: management
Grazing yield (% of 9.23 t DM/ha)100
Grazing D-value77.0
ME yield (% of 113 000 mj/ha101
Conservation: management
Total yield year 1 (% of 16.18 t DM/ha)100
1st and 2nd cut ME yield, first harvest year (% of 124 000 mj/ha) 101
Total yield year 3 (% of 12.56 t DM/ha)96
Total yield: Mean (% of 14.36 t DM/ha)98
Agronomic characters
Ground Cover% (2nd harvest year)66
Ground Cover% (3rd harvest year)62
Autumn Ground Cover (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.0
Winter Hardiness (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)7.4
Grazing: seasonal growth
Early grazing yield (% of 1.30 t DM/ha)110
Spring (% of 2.27 t DM/ha)107
Early Summer (% of 3.47 t DM/ha)94
Late Summer (% of 2.29 t DM/ha)100
Autumn (% of 1.35 t DM/ha)104
Conservation: seasonal growth - Year 1
1st cut (% of 7.10 t DM/ha)97
1st cut D-value72.6
2nd cut (% of 3.50 t DM/ha)100
3rd cut D-value 74.7
3rd cut (% of 2.59 t DM/ha) 95
4th+ cut (% of 2.88 t DM/ha)104
Disease resistance
Crown rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.7
Drechslera (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)5.2
Mildew (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)5.1

Source: AHDB Italian Ryegrass Diploid 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.