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Bealey is a very late flowering tetraploid perennial ryegrass that boosts animal performance by combining the key elements of excellent feed quality, high yields and more even seasonal growth. Bealey performs very well in higher rainfall/irrigated regions of temperate Australia where perennial ryegrass thrives. Bealey is particularly suited to high input dairy operations where maximum pasture production is a key goal.
- True perennial ryegrass
- Very late flowering (+25 days)
- Excellent winter and summer growth
- Highly palatable tetraploid
- Long term persistence
- Plus NEA2 endophyte: *Improved insect resistance for better persistence * Stagger-free grazing for sheep and cattle
- High feed quality feed into late spring and summer
- Very high levels of pasture production - grow more home-grown feed
- Easier pasture management and animal performance
- Increases animal intake and add to overall animal performance
- Persistent and benefits from good tiller density
- Gives extra production in winter and summer
Agronomy and management
Sowing time and lockup It is recommended that perennial ryegrasses are sown as early as possible as they are generally they are less vigorous than annuals and benefit from the warmer soil conditions in February and March that help get the plant established before winter sets in. Lock up should occur when the second node can be detected. At this stage the plant is likely to start spikelet initiation. For most late perennials this is roughly during late September.
Suggested locations Late heading varieties such as Bealey should be produced on heavier soil types and areas where the season finishes later. Grazing management Due to its high palatability, to get the best from Bealey avoid continual hard grazing and/or prolonged set stocking through dry periods. In wet winter conditions avoid treading or pugging damage by cattle.
Straight : 25–30kg/ha
With clover: 22–26kg/ha
In mixes: 12–14kg/ha
Plant Breeders Rights (PBR): This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.
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