Increase your liveweight production per hectare with Autumn sown Pallaton Raphno®

Pallaton Raphno is a raphanobrassica, a hybrid between Brassica oleracea (kale) and Raphanus sativus (radish). It is high yielding and offers flexible grazing as early as 56 days after sowing, but can be deferred up to 100 days after sowing. It is persistent under multiple grazings (up to 4-5+) and has shown high palatability to stock. With efficient use of water and aphid tolerance it is perfect for many farming operations.

  • High yielding: 14% increased yield advantage relative to Goliath® forage rape in a multi-graze system
  • Strong plant persistence under multiple grazings: May persist for 5+ grazings over a 12 month period.
  • Water use efficiency: 38% increase in water use efficiency (WUE) relative to Goliath forage rape.
  • Aphid tolerant: 32% increase in aphid tolerance relative to forage rape
  • High palatability: Stock preferring to graze Pallaton compared to forage rape in trials.
  • Offers flexibility: Graze as early as 56 days after sowing (DAS), to maximise crop utilisation and regrowth potential or defer up to 100 DAS (if eferred, utilisation and regrowth potential will be reduced).

Nigel Roberts from Dunbogan Merino Stud has benefited from both autumn sown and spring sown Pallaton. When discussing autumn sown Pallaton, he stated: 

"I sowed in the middle of February and was grazing by the start of April which filled a feed gap. Autumn sowing is very successful and has really enabled us to grow big amounts of feed quickly when soil temperatures are up. Once grazing canolas are locked up, I have had another 2-3 grazings by December. That's what sets Pallaton apart; quality feed that keeps on going."

Sow Pallaton as an alternative to dual purpose canola

If you are having trouble accessing your traditional dual-purpose canola seed this year, try Pallaton Raphno.

With the limited stock availability of dual-purpose canola this season, take the opportunity this autumn to grow high-quality feed with Pallaton Raphno®. Pallaton is a new brassica species (a forage radish kale cross) that is designed to increase your liveweight gain/livestock production per hectare and produce out of season feed with its large taproot system and drought tolerance. It's designed for animal grazing, and in this respect is not dissimilar to dual-purpose canola.

When cereals and canola are locked up and unavailable for grazing, autumn sown Pallaton can produce high quality feed for multiple grazings (increase in ME and crude protein compared to cereals). A recent paper published by the CSIRO discussing "The potential of forage brassicas to produce herbage for mixed farming systems" identified that forage brassicas can be used as an alternative for dual purpose canola in the mixed farming zone. 

Pallaton provides farmers with an alternative to dual purpose canola and cereals providing

  • a wider grazing window.
  • high biomass production from multiple grazings.
  • a filler for feed gaps in early spring.
  • altered herbicide use.

Autumn sown Pallaton provides farmers with the opportunity to sow in warm soil temperatures, takes the pressure off pastures in cooler conditions and fills a feed gap in the early spring months. 

If you are having trouble accessing your traditional dual-purpose canola seed this year, try Pallaton Raphno.  

Pallaton is available under agency agreement through accreddited retailers only and is sold by the hectare at a rate of 8 kg/ha.

For more information on Pallaton or to find your nearest stockist, contact us on 1800 619 910 or get in touch with your local Sales Agronomist.

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