Long rotation ryegrasses generally fall between perennial and hybrid ryegrass in growth and persistence, but varieties vary widely. Some are more similar to hybrid ryegrass and some to perennial ryegrass. Better long rotation ryegrasses will last for five years or more supplying very high quality feed year round. They require less re-sowing than short-term ryegrasses, reducing renovation costs.
Barberia is a new generation long rotation ryegrass developed from unique North African genetics. It has winter and spring growth similar to an annual ryegrass with persistence approaching that of a perennial. Barberia has very good heat and drought tolerance and produces very well in late summer and autumn under irrigation.