Summer survival of seedling phalaris


Phalaris-based pastures are traditionally established in autumn. With late seasonal breaks many producers consider establishing phalaris pastures in late winter/spring. While this may present an opportunity for additional weed control, there are some risks associated with late sowing of phalaris. To better quantify these risks, an understanding of the key factors that determine plant survival over the critical first summer is needed.

The contents of this Primefact include the following:

  • The plant
  • Soil moisture
  • Sowing date
  • Plant size
  • Conclusions


Primefact 547 First Edition

Published: Jan 2007