PINACO is DSV's new diploid Italian ryegrass whos performance is especially seen in the second silage cut, where a dry matter yield of 105% is accompanied by a high digestibility (D-value). Yield is good later in season too (monthly cuts rel. 104). In addittion, PINACO shows excellent ground cover and no specific disease weaknesses.  

National listing/Official recommendation:




  • steadily yielding
  • highly digestible
  • excellent ground cover


Ploidy diploid
Ploidy diploid
Total Annual Yields
1st harvest year (% of 17.56 t DM/ha)101
2nd harvest year (% of 14.35 t DM/ha)101
Total yield: mean (% of 15.99 t DM/ha)101
Year of sowing (% of 2.03 t DM/ha)97
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)93
Conservation management
1st conservation cut (% of 6.37 t DM/ha)98
1st conservation cut D-Value 71.2
2nd conservation cut (% of 4.21 t DM/ha)105
2nd conservation cut D-Value65.0
Monthly cuts ( % of 5.39 t DM/ha) 104
Agronomic characters
Ground cover% (1st harvest year)59
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) -
Disease resistance
Ryegrass mosaic virus (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)-
Mildew (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.8
Brown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)[5.0]
Crown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.6

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.