Phalaris

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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.

Key uses and benefits
  • Excellent dry matter production
  • Improved disease resistance 
  • Prefers rotational grazing, tolerates periods of set stocking
  • Excellent companion with legumes 
Sowing Guide
  • Sowing rates should be 0.5-4kg/ha
  • Low levels of the alkaloids which are known to cause phalaris staggers 
Rainfall Guide

Minimum 500mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated

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