Aries II

Wit buffel / wit buffel gras


White Buffalo Grass / Witbuffel Gras
Panicum maximum cv. Aries II


White Buffalo Grass / Witbuffel Gras / Wit Buffel

Panicum maximum cv. Aries II

Brasuda’s flagship Aries, colloquially known as white buffalo grass, is a perennial summer forage grass with a high digestibility and palatability, a high cold and drought tolerance and a good regrowth capacity after grazing. The flowering period is indefinite and its cycle is precocious, causing the plant to flower several times a year. Aries is one of the only white buffalo plants to make a new plant where the first node (stolon) touches the ground. Aries is suitable for a wide variety of grazing animals including cattle, sheep, goats, horses and game.

Product Details

Scientific name:Panicum maximum cv. Aries II
Common name:White buffalo grass
Vegetative cycle:Perennial
Soil fertility:High
Growth habit:Decumbent tussocks
Height:1.5 – 1.9 m
Utilisation:Direct grazing, Hay-making & Silage
Type of animal:Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Goats, Game
Digestibility:High (62 – 66% IVDMD)
Rainfall requirements:> 500 mm/year
Drought tolerance:High
Cold tolerance:High
Crude protein content:12 – 19%
Plant date:October – February
Planting equipment:Hand, Fine seed sower, Fert. spreader
Sowing depth:10 – 15 mm
Seeds per hectare:6 kg/Ha
Growth point above soil:20 – 30cm 
Forage production dryland:8 – 18 ton DM/ha/year
Forage production irrigation:20 – 30 ton DM/ha/year
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