Phalaris is a perennial grass which grows mainly in late autumn, winter and spring. Better suited to moderate to high fertility soils. Sensitive to acid soils, tolerates wet soils, flooding and moderately saline soils. Phalaris is well suited to both sheep and/or beef enterprises, and has proven to be one of the best drought tolerant species available. It is known to be slow to germinate but is extremely persistent once developed.

Phalaris

  • Very vigourous establishment and growth through winter and spring
  • Improved tolerance to high aluminium levels and good performance in acid soils
  • Suitable for soils of pH as low as 3.9 CaCl
  • Winter active type
  • Best managed by rotational grazing
Min Rainfall mm

Seeding Rate kg/ha (alone)
400

4-6
  • Very persistent under set stocking
  • High production
  • Persistent during droughts
  • Good resistance to waterlogging and trampling by livestock
  • Helps control erosion
MIN RAINFALL (mm)

SEEDING RATE (kg/ha):
Dryland
High rainfall/irrigation
500


3-5
6-8
  • Grazing tolerant winter active phalaris
  • Selected for long term persistance under grazing
  • More productive and vigourus than Holdfast
  • Bred by CSIRO breeding program with lower levels of stagger causing alkaloids
MIN RAINFALL (mm)

SEEDING RATE (kg/ha):
400

4-6