For the first time farmers have the option of sowing Avalon AR1 perennial ryegrass which offers the persistence and dependability of an Australian bred variety as well as the animal safety and economic benefits provided by the “risk free” AR1 endophyte.
Avalon was bred by the Victorian DPI to be persistent and highly winter productive, which it has proven over many years in the Australian market place. Avalon has overcome the poor persistence of many imported varieties being bred from Australian ecotypes.
It has also been bred to be later flowering, more productive and more disease resistant. The endophyte that causes animal health issues such as ryegrass staggers has been removed from Avalon and replaced with AR1 endophyte which helps repel insects but will not cause any detrimental animal health problems and is totally safe for stock to graze.
- Safe for all grazing animals (will not cause ryegrass staggers)
- Dense growth habit
- High dry matter yield
- PBR quality assurance
- Sowing rate for 600-700mm rainfall 12-15 kg/ha
- Sowing rate for 700mm+ rainfall 15-20 kg/ha