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Product Description

A highly palatable festulolium with GrubOut U2 (edophyte),  providing excellent protection from root and top feeding insect pests.

Insect tolerance
Agrentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult and larva), black field cricket, grass grub (larva), porina caterpillar, and root aphid.

Barrier Perennial Forage Grass

Physical Description

Barrier is a perennial inter-species cross between perennial ryegrass and meadow fescue, containing the GrubOUT U2 endophyte. Barrier offers high livestock performance potential, and won’t cause grass staggers or heat stress.

Why Use Barrier Perennial Forage Grass

  • Improved pasture persistence.
  • No known ill-effects to sheep, cattle or deer.
  • Enhanced livestock performance.
Persistence 5+ years Minimum rainfall 650+ mL
Endophyte GrubOUT U2 Winter activity Medium
Sowing rate 25 - 30 kg/ha Heading date +10

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Product Sizes available

  • 25 kg

Delivery Options

  • Pickup
  • Freight to farm

Important Information

  • Details

    Containing the GrubOUT U2 endophyte, Barrier has high endophyte infection levels, and strong insect pest tolerance of a wide range of insect pests. Can be lethal to porina caterpillar.

    GrubOUT U2 contains loline alkaloids which act as strong feeding deterrents to insect pests but do not cause grass staggers or heat stress it can be used safely with sheep, cattle, deer and goats.

  • Suitability and use

    Recommended for use with all high performance systems and livestock types (sheep, cattle, deer and goats) where pasture pests are limiting the persistence of ryegrass.

    As a festulolium, animal preference and performance is high.

  • Endophytes

    Make sure you are using the correct endophyte for your needs. Endophytes provide insect tolerance against the following pests:

    GrubOUT® U2
    Agrentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult and larva), black field cricket, grass grub (larva), porina caterpillar, and root aphid.


    AR1
    Argentine stem weevil, pasture mealy bug.

    AR37
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), pasture mealy bug, porina caterpillar, and root aphid.
    Can cause grass staggers in sheep and deer.

    NEA2
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), and pasture mealy bug. Limited tolerance to root aphid.

    Endo5
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), and pasture mealy bug. Limited tolerance to root aphid.

    Standard/high endophyte
    Argentine stem weevil, black beetle (adult), and pasture mealy bug. Limited tolerance to root aphid.
    Can cause grass staggers in all livestock.

    Low/nil endophyte
    No insect tolerance.