SF Maté is a highly winter active phalaris bred in Argentina with excellent autumn to spring forage production and good persistence. It has good seedling vigour and high autumn/winter forage yields
SF Maté is about 2 weeks earlier flowering than Holdfast making it better suited to the 450-600mm mixed farming zone. It can also be sown in mixes with Landmaster or Australian for use in 600-700mm higher rainfall zone.
It can be sown as the sole perennial grass with sub-clover, or in a mix with summer active cocksfoot varieties for all year round feed. It is also suited to sowing at 0.5-1kg/ha with lucerne.
|Good seedling vigour||Improved establishment. Greater first year yields|
|Early flowering||Improved persistence for better stand longevity|
|Highly autumn/ winter active||More feed when it is needed most|
|Summer dormancy||Improved persistence. Improved survival with summer active forages|
3-4kg/ha as a sole grass
1-2kg/ha in pasture mixes