BG-24T is a unique, innovative blend of early and intermediate maturing diploid and tetraploid perennial ryegrass varieties. Nearly a decade ago, Barenbrug released BG-34 a blend with late maturing perennial ryegrass varieties. Since then, Barenbrug breeders have selected new more heat and cold tolerant perennial ryegrass varieties at trial sites in USA.
Research by Barenbrug USA has shown that under high summer temperatures, early and intermediate maturing varieties perform better than very late maturing varieties. These new varieties have better disease tolerance and they perform better in the extreme environmental conditions experienced in cool-season grass growing regions of United States. BG-24T consists of mainly diploid perennial ryegrass varieties which provide a dense stand, along with some tetraploid perennial ryegrass which improve the overall palatability and productivity of the grass field.