FORAGE CEREALS PRODUCTS
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.
|MIN RAINFALL (mm)||350|
|DRYLAND||60 - 80|
|HIGH RAINFALL / IRRIGATION||80 - 120|
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|