Phalaris

Phalaris is arguably the most widely used and most persistent perennial grass on the market.  Phalaris is a deep rooted, drought tolerant perennial that is suited to a wide range of soil types.  Our recent run of harsh seasons has seen Phalaris shine and it is set to continue to be the backbone of the sheep/beef zones throughout Australia.  With low sowing rates required, Phalaris continues to represent value for money for all livestock producers.

Variety Sowing Rate
(KG/HA)
Company Attributes

Advanced AT

1 – 4 Heritage Seeds Winter active, Superior establishment, very tolerant to acid soils, best suited to rotational grazing.

Atlas PG

1 – 4 Heritage Seeds Extreme drought tolerance, handles long dry summers, 400mm rainfall regions, summer dormant.

Australian

1 – 4 Naracoorte Seeds Slow to establish, needs to be grazed hard to maximize palatability once established.

Holdfast

 

1 – 4

Naracoorte Seeds Bred for persistence, ideally should be rotationally grazed. Excellent winter production, acidic soil tolerance.

Holdfast GT

1 – 4 Heritage Seeds Improved winter activity and seedling vigour. No 1 variety for stocking producers.

Landmaster

 

1 – 4

Heritage Seeds Good winter activity, requires 500mm + annual rainfall to maximise production, prostrate growth habit.

Sirosa

1 – 4 Naracoorte Seeds Improved seedling vigour, lower alkaloids than Australian, suited to 400mm annual rainfall and above. Winter active.

 

Phalaris Sowing Tip

Phalaris, like Fescues are slow to establish so care must be taken to ensure it is sown into a well prepared weed free seed bed.  Phalaris has the capability to survive droughts, whilst still producing large volumes of forage.  With new seeding technology it has made direct drilling Phalaris a real and viable prospect, when traditionally this was thought to be an irresponsible practice.