Persists in dryer conditions
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.
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
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.