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MG 4

MG 4

Bread Grass / Broodgras
Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4
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MG 4

Bread Grass / Broodgras

Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4

MG 4 is an ecotype selected among a collection of brizantha. It is a perennial tropical grass with very low demands in soil fertility. It has a good production of dry matter. Its management is simpler than that of MG 5, but it tends to have a smaller yield. It is suitable for beef and dairy cattle. It is not consumed by horses. It is resistant to cold weather with a good and fast regrowth after the event.

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Product Details

Origin: Africa
Scientific name: Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4
Common name: Bread grass
Vegetative cycle: Perennial
Soil fertility: Medium – Low
Growth habit: Decumbent tussocks
Height: 1 – 1.5 m
Utilisation: Direct grazing, Hay-making & Silage
Type of animal: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Game
Digestibility: Good
Palatability: Good
Rainfall requirements: > 400 mm/year
Drought tolerance: High
Cold tolerance: High
Crude protein content: 9 – 11%
Plant date: October – February
Planting equipment: Hand, Fine seed sower, Fert. spreader
Sowing depth: 10 – 25 mm
Seeds per hectare: 8 kg/Ha
Growth point above soil: 20 cm 
Forage production: 10 – 12 ton DM/ha/year
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