Rhodes Grass

RHODES GRASS

Chloris gayana cv. Katambora

RHODES GRASS

Chloris gayana cv. Katambora

Rhodes Grass is a perennial forage grass native to Africa. It is drought, aluminum and salt tolerant and can grow in most soil types. It is effective in controlling weeds, preventing soil erosion and improving the soil nutrient quality. It can be used for grazing, hay-making and silage.

Product Details

Origin:Africa 
Scientific name:Chloris gayana cv. Katambora
Common name:Rhodes grass
Vegetative cycle:Perennial
Soil fertility:Medium
Growth habit:Tufted
Height:1 – 2 m
Utilisation:Direct grazing, Hay-making & Silage
Type of animal:Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Goats, Game
Palatability:Good
Digestibility:Good
Rainfall requirements:> 500 mm/year
Drought tolerance:High
Cold tolerance:High
Crude protein content:8 – 10%
Plant date:October – February
Planting equipment:Hand, Fine seed sower, Fert. spreader
Sowing depth:10 – 15 mm
Seeds per hectare:8 – 10 kg/Ha
Forage production:2 – 10 ton DM/ha/year
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