Persists in dryer conditionsDownload the Camel Perennial Ryegrass tech sheet
In Victoria Camel Perennial Ryegrass has demonstrated its ability to persist over three years in a trial at Rutherglen. In this trial it also produced more herbage than Victorian perennial ryegrass. Camel Ryegrass seed used for this trial was three years old with no endophyte.
- Herbage production of Camel was over 14% greater than Victorian over the three years of the trial.
- In the third year Camel produced over 40% more herbage in late winter than Victorian. (1st August to 20th September)
- Rust resistance was significantly better than Victorian Perennial Ryegrass.
Perennial ryegrass experiment at Rutherglen – Victoria
Trial conducted by: A. Avery, AV – Department of Agriculture Victoria
Total annual rainfall in the year of establishment 510.4mm.
Long term average rainfall 597.8mm per annum.
Table 1. Rust ratings on perennial ryegrass at Rutherglen
Rust rating 1=low – 9=high
Table 2. Seasonal and total dry matter production of perennial ryegrass at Rutherglen