Characteristics:Smutsvinger

  • 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 than 50mm above ground level.

 

CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS
*PBR # EXCL
SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
SOIL 
Smutsfinger
(Digitaria eriantha)
Irene
* SSW11D
Drilled 2-5
Broadcast
5-8
Irrigation 6-8
500+ or
irrigation
Cool summer
rainfall areas
Oct-Nov
Jan-Feb
Does best on sandy or stoney soils. Establishment on clay soils is difficult

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