Habitat:

  • Areas with a yearly rainfall of 500mm or more.

 

Components:

  • Smutsfinger (Digitaria eriantha)
  • Rhodes Grass (Chloris Gayana)
  • Small Buffalo Grass (Panicum Coloratum)

 

 

Advantages of this mixture:

  • The mixture can be grazed from the first season,
  • All three components are tasty perennial grasses and possess good digestibility characteristics that can be used as standing hay.
  • The species compliment each other. Rhodes- and buffalo grass settles faster and suppresses the emergence of weeds. It provides the smutsfinger-component with a weed-free base to settle over time.
  • The mixture is suitable for most soil types.
  • The management of the mixture is according to normal smutsfinger management practices.
  • The mixture also combines well with legumes, such as sweet-whiteflower clover (Melilotus Alba).

 

Sowing Density:

  • Rows:  8-10kg/ha
  • Broadcasting:  15-18kg/ha

 

Planting Time:

  • October – March

Contact Us

+27 (0) 21 981 1126
info@agricol.co.za

37 Eagle Street, Brackenfell, Western Cape

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