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Moby Forage Barley
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Moby Forage Barley

Moby is an early maturing, 6 row, white seeded awnless barley with excellent winter growth and rapid establishment. Leaf size varies according to environmental conditions and is more comparable with oat varieties than traditional barley types. Moby will tolerate multiple grazings until the production of the first node. Being winter active, Moby offers an extended sowing window compared to forage oats from mid autumn to mid winter.

Seedling vigour in Moby is exceptional, being first to grazing in all Pasture Genetics forage cereal trials conducted to date. Moby has shown significant versatility, adapting to a large range of sowing conditions and environments. Disease resistance appears typical of other commercial barley cultivars with good net blotch resistance, adequate field leaf scald and spot blotch resistance.

Maturity date again varies depending on temperature and sowing date, the following table may act as a guide.

MATURITY EARLY
MIN RAINFALL (mm) 350
SEEDING RATE Kg/Ha
DRYLAND 60 - 80
HIGH RAINFALL / IRRIGATION 80 - 120
  • Selected for white seed heads, making for a more versatile crop in the broadacre market, where black seeded barleys such as Dictator would be avoided due to crop contamination issues
  • Developed for high vegetative dry matter production
  • Very fast establishing variety
  • Exhibits good cold tolerance compared with other barleys
  • Excellent winter growth
  • Slightly earlier than Dictator

 

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Agronomic Tech Sheet

2011 Cereal Grazing Trial
Expected growth habit of Moby Barley and Outback Oats over a growing season

 
Moby Maturity Guide
Time of sowing Days to 1st Grazing Days to flowering
Early Autumn 28 - 35 95 - 120
Mid Autumn 32 - 40 120 - 140
Late Autumn 40 - 50 135 - 155
Spring/Summer Irrigated 20 - 28 75 - 95
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