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(Sowing Rates: Alone: 22-25 kgs per ha)
Tall Fescue is a perennial grass more tolerant of hot summer, poorly drained soils than perennial ryegrass. Although it will perform best on heavier soil types, provided there is some summer moisture (either rainfall or irrigation) of some sort it will also perform well on free draining soil types. Tall Fescue requires different pasture management than ryegrass and this has been its main limitation. Tall Fescue needs to be grazed at the correct time in spring, often more frequently than ryegrass or otherwise its palatability is lost. Newer cultivars mentioned here are softer leaf types with improved year round production and are quicker to establish than the older Demeter type.
Finnesse Q: SF Finesse Q is a high yielding, densely tillered, soft-leaf fescue with semi-late heading. It is extremely persistent due to its dense nature and has no fescue endophyte. Its tiller density and high leaf quality make it well suited to dairy, beef and sheep. Its lack of endophyte also makes it suited to grazing by horses.
(Sowing Rates: Alone: 25-30 kgs per ha)
The Brome grass family are best suited to free draining soils with moderate to high fertility. They will not persist on poorly drained soil types. Very palatable with good average quality.
Cultivars: Atom (Bromus willenowii) is best suited to Rotational Grazing systems, Bareno (Bromus valdivianus) & Gala (Bromus stamineus) are better suited to Set Stocking.
(Sowing Rates: Alone: 5-8 kgs per ha. Mixed: 2-3 kgs per ha)
Are best in well managed grazing systems. Recommended in summer dry situations where they can provide important dry matter during these periods. The newer cultivars are less aggressive and more disease resistant than the older types and are therefore easier to control in the very important spring period.
(Sowing Rates: Mixed: 1-2 kgs per ha)
Grow with vigour during the Autumn, Winter and Spring but is semi - dormant during the summer. This helps increase persistence. They have a well developed rhizomatous root system which make it very tolerant of grass grub attack. Phalaris must be used as a component of a pasture seed mix to avoid risk of Phalaris staggers.
Cultivar: Holdfast, Australian, Landmaster
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