Moby Forage Barley
Hordeum vulgare - SKU:
Forage barley is the fastest grazing cereal on the market. Introducing Moby, our NEW forage barley that positively bolts out of the ground.
Extremely fast to first grazing
Exceptional seedling emergence
Appropriate for all mixed livestock enterprises
- Six row, white seeded
- Larger leaf size than traditional barley
MaturityMoby is an early maturing variety. When sown as a specialist silage crop, Moby has phenomenal DM production in 90 days.
Area of Adaption
- Adapted to most climate zones down to 400mm minimum rainfall
- Good cold tolerance
Soil TypeMoby is well adapted to a wide range of fertility levels and soil profiles but performs best in a well-drained loam. While forage barley is not known to be acid-soil tolerant, Moby is grown and persists in such conditions. Soil testing is advisable to maximise productivity. Analyse soil and neutralise deficiencies with fertiliser and/or lime.
FertilityGood base rates of phosphorus are necessary for maximum DM production especially during establishment phase. DM production is directly related to nitrogen availability. Consult your Upper Muray Seeds agronomist or fertiliser advisor for nitrogen application rate.
Sowing GuidelinesAs a specialised forage crop aim for maximum plant counts to increase productivity. Sow at 60-100kg/ha no deeper than 3-4cm. Moby is suitable for direct drilling provided the seedbed is weed free. The recommended sowing window is late April through to May.
Disease and Pest ManagementDuring emergence it is essential to monitor regularly for damage from insects such as RLEM and lucerne flea, and spray as required. Contact your Upper Murray Seeds agronomist for spray application rates
Ph: 5 - 5
Sow Rate: 8 - 8kg/ha
Ph: 5 - 5
Sow Rate: 8 - 8kg/ha
Weed ControlMoby is a very competitive seedling and established plant. Ensure adequate sowing rates in your rainfall region to aid Moby competitive nature. Always use knockdown herbicide to ensure you are sowing into a clean seedbed. Consider using pre-emergent herbicides such as Trifluralin for effective weed control. Monitor for post-emergent weeds and spray as required.
GrazingWhile Moby is designed as a specialist forage crop it can be grazed if managed carefully. Do not graze Moby until the plant is well anchored and root depth is established. Carry out a quick in-paddock ‘grab test’ by hand to ensure stock cannot pull plants out of the ground
Feed QualityExcellent forage quality. Sown as a specialist silage crop, Moby has phenomenal DM production in 90 days when compared to forage oats, ryegrass or dual-purpose triticale. Moby will provide multiple grazings into springtime when well managed, through strip grazing
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