Bareno pasture brome is a standout permanent pasture for summer dry free-draining soils. It is persistent, palatable, high yielding and legume- friendly. Bareno is the only registered variety of Bromus valdivianus.
Bareno is quite different to other bromes, and is more flexible in its management. It is more persistent than most other brome grasses and can tolerate both rotational grazing and frequent cutting.
The best feature of Bareno is its palatability through all season:
- it remains palatable, even when seed heads are present, and stays greener and leafier than ryegrasses in summer.
- Bareno supports a high legume content
In trials, under dry conditions Bareno has produced 12,5 t DM/ha, 9% more than new sowings of perennial ryegrass (11,5 t DM/ha) with excellent spring, summer and autumn growth.
Bareno shows good winter hardiness. In alpine regions in France, Bareno survived easily periods with severe night frost (- 25°C)
Brome grasses are slower to establish than ryegrass, so make sure to:
- Sow when air temperatures are warm and soil temperatures are 12°C +
- Prepare good seedbed. Seedbed must be well consolidated.
- Seeds of brome grass are very big (120 seeds /gr. versus Ryegrass 500 seeds /gr) Therefore it is important to sow 40-50 kg per ha.
Bareno can be combined with Dactylis glomerata (max 10-15%), Festuca arundinancea, Phleum pratense, Trifolium repens and Trifolium pratense.