Phalaris Pastures


Phalaris (Phalaris aquatica) is the most persistent and productive temperate perennial pasture grass which can be sown in the Tablelands and Slopes regions of New South Wales.

This Agfact includes information on:

  • Distribution of phalaris
  • Phalaris advantages and disadvantages
  • Soil requirements
  • Climatic requirements
  • Phalaris varieties
  • Growth pattern and yield
  • Persistence of phalaris
  • Sowing mixtures of phalaris
  • Phalaris establishment
  • Fertiliser requirements
  • Management after sowing
  • Grazing management
  • Pasture quality
  • Livestock performance on phalaris
  • Sheep performance
  • Cattle performance
  • Phalaris poisoning
  • Diseases of phalaris


Agfact P2.5.1 Second Edition

Published: Jul 2000