Halo

Perennial Ryegrass

Halo Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

25-35 kg/ha

Pasture Life

Perennial

Ploidy

Tetraploid

700mm+

Halo AR37 is a late-heading tetraploid perennial ryegrass with very strong year-round performance and persistence. It produces a medium leaf size and increased tiller density, contributing to its summer quality and exceptional growth. With added protection from AR37 novel endophyte, Halo has increased pest tolerance along with improved regrowth potential and reduced aftermath seed head production.

Halo AR37 is ideal for stock finishing and dairying systems in fertile environments, due to increased summer production and quality, and is also suited to areas where other tetraploids do not persist due to high insect pressure. Very late flowering, and with excellent summer quality, Halo is likely to improve liveweight gain on finishing operations and milk production on dairy farms.

Sowing rate:
25-35 kg/ha alone
20-25 kg with clovers

 

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Background

Halo AR37 was bred by combining the best tetraploid perennial genetics, the majority originating from North West Spain. At the forefront of the selection criteria, along with increased productivity, was increased disease tolerance, improved regrowth potential and reduced aftermath seed head production.

This provides Halo AR37 with very strong winter growth, heat tolerance, summer production and quality and persistence.

Characteristics

Halo AR37 is a very late heading tetraploid perennial ryegrass with medium leaf size and increased tiller density contributing to its summer quality and exceptional growth. The management of seed head over this period is easier due to the increased vegetative growth combined with the high quality of a tetraploid ryegrass.

Halo has added protection from AR37 novel endophyte. The addition of AR37 endophyte means that farmers can maximise animal productivity and pasture persistency with the increased protection from many pasture insects.

Uses

Halo AR37 is ideally suited to stock finishing and dairying systems in fertile environments, due to its increased summer production and quality. Halo AR37 is also suited to areas where other tetraploids do not persist due to high insect pressure.

With Halo AR37 being a tetraploid and very late flowering, its summer quality is excellent, it is likely to improve liveweight gain on finishing operations, and milk production on dairy farms.

Halo AR37 whilst a densely tillered grass, as with any tetraploid ryegrass, it is more likely to thin out following periods of severe drought, or from over grazing, or a lack of fertiliser.

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