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 per ha.

 

CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS
*PBR # EXCL
SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL 
Rhodesgrass
(Chloris gayana)
Katambora
Boma
Drilled 2-5
Broadcast
6-8
650+ or
irrigation
Warm to sub
tropical summer
rainfall areas
Oct-Nov
Jan-Feb
Very adaptable to
most soil types

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