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Forage & turf grasses, forage legumes and cover crops

The grass, clover and cover crop seed markets are often volatile in terms of pricing and seed availability. Therefore a high level of expertise and professionality is crucial to persist and succeed in changing business environments. Since more than 85 years we take care for our customers – especially in times of scarce seed.

Leading seed companies in Germany and abroad appreciate, that Hahn & Karl always has its finger at the pulse of the market.

Forage grasses

World´s best geneticschosen for You

Forage production needs best varieties. We provide best genetics from premium breeders forYou and Your customers. Our product range comprises:

Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Italian ryegrass (Lolium italicum)

Festulolium (Festulolium)

Timothy (Phleum pratensis)

Kentuckey bluegrass (Poa pratensis)

Strong creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra rubra)

Annual ryegrass (Lolium westerwoldicum)

Hybrid ryegrass (Lolium hybridum)

Meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis)

Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata)

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea)

Other forage grasses

Turf grasses

From garden lawn to sports stadium

Garden, golf course, or sports pitch; a proper turf is Your showroom. Breeding success is huge – best varieties build the base for a successful establishment of Your project. We provide You the following turf species:

Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Slender creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra trychophylla)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis)

Hard fescue/sheeps fescue (Festuca trachyphylla/ovina)

Strong creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra rubra)

Chewings fescue (Festuca rubra commutata)

Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea)

other turf grasses


Soil fertility improvementproteins for Your livestock

Legumes are essential in sustainable crop rotations, let it be grassland, field forage production, or the production of large seeded legumes. As specialists our portfolio comprises amongst others the following species:

Red clover (Trifolium pratensis)

Alfalfa/lucerne (Medicago sativa)

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum)

Other clover species

Lotus corniculatus, lolium hybridum, Serradella etc.

Field beans (Vicia faba)

White clover (Trifolium repens)

Berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum)

Persian clover (Trifolium resupinatum)

Field pea (Pisum sativum)

Lupins (Lupinus)

Cover crops

Function and Cross Compliance

Cover crops are inevetable for soil improvement, erosion control– and last not least important to fulfill the requirements for EU programmes as the„Greening“.The most important products of our range are the following ones:

Yellow mustard (Sinapus alba)

Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Black Oats (Avena strigosa)

Oil raddsih (Raphanus sativus)

Buckwheat (Fagopyron esculentum/tataricum)

Other cover crops/forage crops

Camelina sativa etc.