Horizon Phalaris is an early maturing, winter active phalaris, with robust establishment, providing superior winter yields in Mediterranean medium rainfall zones. Horizon was bred in Australia.
- Winter active phalaris
- Replacement for Atlas PG, in marginal phalaris areas
- Excellent autumn and winter production
- High establishment vigour and establishment speed
- Lower total alkaloids than Australian
- Excellent persistence in medium rainfall zones, offering a more long-term stand
- Excellent autumn and winter production, filling feed gaps at a critical time of year
- Vigour aids in establishment in marginal rainfall environments, where rainfall is limited
- Reduced chance of phalaris toxicity issues when compared with Australian
Management of Phalaris
All phalaris cultivars are relatively slow establishing species compared to ryegrasses. Even with Horizon’s excellent establishment vigour, it is critical to reduce weed seed burden to give a newly sown pasture the best chance for successful establishment. Begin the clean up the year prior to sowing a new phalaris pasture, for best results on a heavy grass weed burden, multiple years of clean up may be required. An autumn knock down will also be an effective management tool prior to sowing following the autumn break. A spring sown brassica crop can also be a good clean up strategy to control grass weeds. Systematic fungicide and insecticide seed treatments are also recommended for improved pest tolerance, vigour and stress tolerance.
|Light medium to heavy soil types