This broad leaved, densely tillered tetraploid ybrid ryegrass has superior cool season productivity when compared to its predecessor, Ohau, due to its higher percentage of Italian ryegrass parentage. In commercial trials, Mohaka has exhibited additional growth throughout the growing season compared to similar types and with AR37 endophyte, it is likely to persist for multiple years (2-4) when grown in favourable conditions.
Mohaka has a +20 flowering date that will push quality late into the spring. Mohaka’s excellent rust tolerance and tiller density will see it become favoured by Australian farmers. Mohaka can be used as a multi-year Italian ryegrass. Its fast establishment and seedling vigour makes it a successful oversowing option into existing perennial ryegrass paddocks that are starting to thin.
Pasture seed sowing rate (sole): 20-30kg/ha
Pasture seed sowing rate (mixed): 15-25kg/ha
An endophyte is a fungus found naturally in many grass species, including ryegrass. It provides the plant with protection from insects, and in return the plant provides the endophyte with a place to live and reproduce.
Pests controlled: Argentine Stem Weevil Larvae, Pasture Mealy Bug, Adult Black Beetle and Root Aphid.
Available in: Base, Reason, One50, Vast, #Legion, #Platform and Expo perennial ryegrass, Mohaka hybrid ryegrass and Lush Italian ryegrass.
Suitable for: Beef, sheep and dairy. For important animal health information, see here.
DLF Seeds: Leading endophyte experts with over 25 years experience and purpose built cold storage facilities to ensure live endophyte percentages are maintained
To date AR37 has been trialled with sheep and cattle exclusively. Other classes including horses should not consume forage containing AR37 endophyte.
#Platform and Legion have been bred, selected and successfully tested as a perennial and will function as a perennial ryegrass. Due to small number of tip awns, Platform is certified as Lolium boucheanum.
DLF Seeds Sales Agronomist, Michael Grant talks about Mohaka tetraploid hybrid ryegrass. A broad-leaved densely tillered tetraploid hybrid ryegrass, Mohaka has superior cool season productivity. Suiting a wide range of farming systems such as high-performance dairy platforms and lamb and beef fattening enterprises. For high-quality feed, plant Mohaka today.
Mohaka AR37 has high yields and maintains ground cover, helping to maintain stand integrity, production and weed suppression throughout its stand life. AR37 endophyte keeps key pasture pests at bay, allowing Mohaka to outlast and out perform other hybrids on the market. Mohaka AR37 has a good fit where Italian ryegrass can be stretched to 3 years, without compromising 1st year yield. Mohaka also offers a significant increase in first year production compared to perennial ryegrass in environments where perennials are only lasting 4 years anyway.
Mohaka can be used as a multiyear Italian ryegrass. Its fast establishment and seedling vigour makes it a successful oversowing option into existing perennial ryegrass paddocks that are starting to thin. It fits into farms where a 2-4 year grass rotation is required and will be a great companion grass to Ecotain® environmental plantain, Choice chicory and Relish red clover.
Minimum 700mm rainfall per annum unless irrigated
We have been really happy with the Mohaka AR37. We had a 3 year old Mohaka paddock that was heavily stocked during spring/summer 2022 that self-seeded in summer and re-germinated in Autum 2023. We were going to spray out, but we had a heap of steers coming on and needed the feed as seasonal conditions got tough with a lack of rain, so we left it. It responded with little rain and produced a good bulk of feed and got us out of a tight spot. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made all year."