A deep rooted perennial that is drought tolerant and best suited to heavy soils. Phalaris is very persistent once established, but has slow early growth so it needs to be managed carefully in the establishment phase.
A semi-winter dormant variety with a prostrate growth habit, Australian phalaris demonstrates strong persistence under heavy grazing and is suited to high rainfall, cool tableland regions. It offers low winter production and is suitable for set stocking systems and areas with low soil fertility. Australian has been superseded by Australian II.
Confederate is a new winter active phalaris bred to replace Maru. It is better suited to 500mm+ rainfall and heavier soil types, with a similar growth habit to Sirosa and Holdfast it requires rotational grazing. Confederate was selected for strong winter activity combined with low alkaloid production and improved late season growth. Sowing rate: 4-6 kg/ha alone 1-3 kg/ha in a mix
Winter active variety with low to moderate summer dormancy, good persistence under drought. Semi erect growth habit, medium seedling vigour and winter production, high total production. Sowing rate: 4-6 kg/ha alone 1-3 kg/ha with clovers
Sirosa is suited to 500 mm+ rainfall. Semi erect growth habit with medium summer dormancy and good drought tolerance. Excellent seedling vigour, high winter production. 4-6 kg/ha alone 1-3 kg/ha with clovers