Wit buffel / wit buffel gras


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

Aries / White Buffalo grass / Witbuffel gras

Product Details

Origin: Africa
Scientific name: Panicum maximum cv. Aries II
Common name: White buffalo grass
Vegetative cycle: Perennial
Soil fertility: High
Growth habit: Decumbent tussocks
Height: 1.2 – 1.5 m
Utilisation: Direct grazing, Hay-making & Silage
Type of animal: Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Goats, Game
Digestibility: High (70% IVDMD)
Palatability: Excellent
Rainfall requirements: > 500 mm/year
Drought tolerance: High
Cold tolerance: High
Crude protein content: 10 – 15%
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: 18 – 20 ton DM/ha/year
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