- Tetraploid for optimum feed quality
- Very late heading date
- Available with AR37 endophyte for persistence and pasture production advantages
- Strong year-round growth in temperate regions
HALO was bred by combining the best tetraploid perennial ryegrass genetics, with the majority originating from north-west Spain. This provides Halo with strong winter growth, summer production and persistence in summer moist/irrigated regions.
HALO should be used where farmers require maximum performance from a tetraploid, perennial pasture. It can be used in all regions, but longevity and production will be optimised in areas with good summer rainfall or irrigation, on soils with good fertility and drainage.
HALO should be used in situations where a high-quality ryegrass is required. As with any tetraploid ryegrass, persistence may be compromised through repeated close grazings in droughts, or pugging damage.
HALO is recommended for dairy and sheep/beef farms that are requiring high animal productivity.
HALO was the first tetraploid perennial ryegrass available with AR37 endophyte.
This allows farmers to choose a ryegrass which will not only maximise animal performance, but will also have resistance to more insects with improved persistence in many environments.
HALO with AR37 endophyte will survive and produce better than many cultivars where there is insect pressure, especially Black Beetle, Pasture Mealy Bug and Root Aphid.
Halo should be used where farmers require maximum performance from a perennial tetraploid pasture. It can be used in all regions, but longevity and production will be optimised on soils with good fertility and drainage, and that don’t suffer from severe droughts. Halo AR37 will survive and produce better than many cultivars where there is insect pressure, especially black beetle, porina, and root aphid. As with any tetraploid ryegrass, persistence may be compromised through repeated close grazing in droughts, or pugging damage.
Animal Health: Although AR37 does not produce Lolitrem B it can cause ryegrass staggers. Trials have shown that on average the frequency, duration and severity of ryegrass staggers is less than for standard endophyte. However on occasions, sheep (and potentially other animals) grazing AR37 ryegrass may be severely affected. After many years of use, ryegrass staggers have not been observed in dairy cows on-farm to date. AR37 varieties should not be used on properties grazing either deer or horses. For more information on animal health and production information please visit www.ar37.com.au
|Sowing rate:||25-30 kg/ha with clovers and herbs|
|When to sow:||Autumn and spring|
|Prime growing times:||Winter, summer, autumn|
|Best grazing practice:||Rotational grazing|
|Sow with:||Tribute white clover
Nomad white clover
Relish red clover