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MG 5 – Victoria

MG 5

Bread Grass / Broodgras
Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-5 Victoria
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MG 5

Bread Grass / Broodgras

Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-5 Victoria

MG 5 is an ecotype selected for its high production of dry matter, as well as its good nutritive value. It demands high soil fertility and some care with management. It produces a large amount of dormant seeds. It is a perennial and tropical grass that can be grazed by 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. It has a high drought tolerance and shows good regrowth after grazing.

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Product Details

Origin: Burundi
Scientific name: Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-5 Victoria
Common name: Bread grass / Victoria / Vitória / MG5
Vegetative cycle: Perennial
Soil fertility: Medium – High
Growth habit: Decumbent tussocks
Height: 1.6 m
Utilisation: Direct grazing, Hay-making & Silage
Type of animal: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Game
Digestibility: Excellent
Palatability: Excellent
Rainfall requirements: > 400 mm/year
Waterlogging tolerance: High
Drought tolerance: High
Cold tolerance: Medium
Crude protein content: 8 – 14%
Plant date: October – February
Planting equipment: Hand, Fine seed sower, Fert. spreader
Sowing depth: 10 – 20 mm
Seeds per hectare: 8 kg/Ha
Growth point above soil: 20 cm 
Forage production: 10 – 18 ton DM/ha/year
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