Bahia Grass

Characteristics:   This is a perennial dry land grass that will do well in wet vlei areas and soils which are not all that fertile. It is cold sensitive, does not like sandy soils or dry, hot climates. Ergot on seed can cause abortion in cattle if ingested. Clovers can be sown with paspalum.   […]

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Blue Buffalograss

Characteristics:   Drought tolerant grass used for grazing and hay production. For best quality graze grass at a height of 750mm. The carrying capacity is 1 cow and calf during the summer months and the DM production usually varies between 3 and 4 tons per ha.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS *PBR # EXCL SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL […]

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Bottle Brush Grass

Characteristics:   A palatable grazing grass ensuring good intake, and makes good hay as well as forage. Very leafy. Carrying capacity of 1-2 MLU per ha, DM production 3m/tons pa.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS *PBR # EXCL SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL MM/YEAR SUITED REGIONS PLANTING MONTHS SOIL  Bottle Brush Grass (Antephora pubescens) Common # Wollie * SSW […]

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Mooirivier Mixture

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Perennial Sorghum

Characteristics:   A drought tolerant perennial forage sorghum. Can be grazed with cattle from a height of 550mm. Can cause prusicacid poisoning if wilted or frosted slightly, when grazed, caution should be taken if you are in doubt. Makes good quality foggage and can be used to make silage, add molasses or silage additives for […]

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Rhodesgrass

Characteristics:     Palatable, fast establishing perennial summer grass. Does not like heavy grazing and is usually grown as a hay crop or mixed with other grass species such as Smutsfinger. Used to control eelworm in tobacco and pineapple rotation and erosion control. Carrying capacity is 1-2 MLU/ha with a DM production of 7-15 tons […]

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Smutsfinger

Characteristics:   A perennial summer growing grass which is palatable as grazing and makes good hay and silage. It is also good as foggage early in the winter season. Mixes well with other summer subtropical grasses such as Rhodesgrass. DM production can be between 12-18 tons per ha. Cutting or grazing should not be lower […]

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Weeping Lovegrass

Characteristics:   A perennial summer growing grass, produces good quality hay. Cut before it gets too high and old. Good spring and early summer grazing DM production varies between 6 and 14 tons/ha. Easy to establish, does not foggage well. Carrying capacity is between 1.5 to 4 MLU during the summer and moisture conditions.   […]

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White buffalograss

Characteristics:   An indigenous perennial grass capable of high DM production up to 12 tons per ha given the moisture in areas where frost does not occur. It stays green throughout the year. Responds well to moisture and can be used in mixtures. Do not graze below 100mm.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS *PBR # EXCL SEEDING […]

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