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RHODES GRASS

Scientific Name: Chloris gayana

Strengths: Easily established, Spreads by runners, Very drought tolerant, Tolerates heavy grazing, Ideal for horses (no oxalate problems), Crude Protein levels from 3-17% depending on stage of plant.

Limitations: Poor tolerance to flooding, Requires high fertility, Low shade tolerance

Minimum Rainfall: 500mm

Soils: Suitable to most well drained soils (not heavy clays)

Companion Species: Gatton Panic, buffels and legumes - Lucerne and medics, clovers

Insect Pests: No significant problems

Diseases: No significant problems

Management: Maintain a moderate amount of leaf on the plant. Quality drops if foliage becomes rank. Avoid heavy grazing before winter.
Apply phosphorus and nitrogen for hay production or heavy grazing.

Livestock Disorders: No significant problems

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is general information only and is the opinion of Ian Rasmussen. Ian Rasmussen advises that he is not an agronomist or a veterinarian and that purchasers of seed should seek their own professional advice.





 
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