Bred for Australian farmers
Confederate phalaris is a new winter active phalaris bred to replace Maru. It is better suited to 500 mm+ rainfall and heavier soil types. It has a similar growth habit to Sirosa and Holdfast. The selection criteria was for strong winter activity combined with low alkaloid production and improved late season growth.
As a companion species, Confederate can be sown with legumes to improve feed quality and increase animal productivity.
- Excellent dry matter production
- Improved disease resistance
- Prefers rotational grazing, tolerates periods of set stocking
- Excellent companion with legumes
- Sowing rates should be 0.5-4kg/ha
- Low levels of the alkaloids which are known to cause phalaris staggers
Minimum 500mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated