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MOMBASA

White Buffalo Grass / Witbuffel Gras
Panicum maximum cv. Mombasa
Mombasa / White Buffalo / Witbuffel

MOMBASA

White Buffalo Grass / Witbuffel Gras

Panicum maximum cv. Mombasa

Mombasa, also known as White Buffalo / Witbuffel / Wit Buffel, is a leafy tropical perennial forage grass with tussocks. It can be consumed by cattle, horses, sheep and goats. Mombasa has thicker stems than Tanzania and should always be grazed green.  Mombasa must be intensively grazed during the rainy season, when its growth is the most intense and its nutritional quality is the highest. It can be used for grazing, hay-making and silage.

Mombasa / White Buffalo / Witbuffel

Product Details

Origin: Africa 
Scientific name: Panicum maximum cv. Mombasa
Common name: White buffalo grass
Vegetative cycle: Perennial
Soil fertility: High
Growth habit: Tussocks
Height: 1.6 – 2 m
Utilisation: Direct grazing, Hay-making & Silage
Type of animal: Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Goats, Game
Digestibility: Excellent
Palatability: Excellent
Rainfall requirements: > 500 mm/year
Drought tolerance: Medium
Cold tolerance: Medium
Crude protein content: 12 – 16%
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: 25 – 30 ton DM/ha/year
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