Halo

Optimum quality all-year-round

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  • Heading Date Very Late (+25)
  • Ploidy Tetraploid
  • Endophytes AR1, AR37
  • Rust Tolerance High
  • Perenniality Perennial
  • Grazing Seasons Spring, Summer

Bred to provide quality forage for finishing and milking pastures

  • Very late-heading date and tetraploid for optimum feed quality
  • Perennial ryegrass
  • Available with AR37 novel endophyte for persistence and pasture production advantages
  • Increased tiller density
  • Strong year-round growth

Halo AR37 is ideally suited to stock finishing and dairying systems in fertile environments, due to its increased summer production and quality. Halo AR37 is also suited to areas where other tetraploids do not persist due to high insect pressure. With Halo AR37 being a tetraploid and very late flowering, its summer quality is excellent, it is likely to improve liveweight gain on finishing operations, and milk production on dairy farms.
It is adapted to most New Zealand environments, especially those with medium to high fertility, periodic summer moisture or irrigation, and good grazing management.

As with any tetraploid ryegrass, it is more likely to thin out following periods of severe drought, or from over-grazing, or a lack of fertiliser.

Halo tetraploid perennial ryegrass

Sowing & Establishment

  • Sowing Rate 25-30

Performance Data

Halo can be used in all regions, but longevity and production will be optimised on soils with good fertility and drainage and that don't suffer from severe overgrazing during droughts. Halo is a high performance tetraploid cultivar with good seasonal and total production.

 

Suggested Mixes

Halo for Sheep

  Rate (kg/ha)
Halo AR37 tetraploid perennial ryegrass 26
Nomad white clover (bare seed) 2
Tribute white clover (bare seed) 2
Sensation red clover (bare seed) 4
Choice chicory (bare seed) 2
Tonic plantain (bare seed) 1
TOTAL 37

 

Because the endophyte in seed does not protect against insect feeding for approximately six weeks after sowing, it is recommended to treat your seed with products such as Superstrike or Ultrastrike where insects are likely to be present. Superstrike and Ultrastrike will protect seedlings from insects such as black beetle and Argentine stem weevil while seedlings are still in the vulnerable establishment period.

Halo for Diary

Rate (kg/ha)
Halo AR37 tetraploid perennial ryegrass 26
Mainstay white clover (bare seed) 2
Tribute white clover (bare seed) 2
Sensation red clover (bare seed) 4
Choice chicory (bare seed) 2
Tonic plantain (bare seed) 1
TOTAL 37

 

Because the endophyte in seed does not protect against insect feeding for approximately six weeks after sowing, it is recommended to treat your seed with products such as Superstrike or Ultrastrike where insects are likely to be present. Superstrike and Ultrastrike will protect seedlings from insects such as black beetle and Argentine stem weevil while seedlings are still in the vulnerable establishment period.

 
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Halo has consistently provided quality feed on the platform, and has performed over prolonged wet winters with continued growth in consecutive years

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