Scientific Name: Chloris gayana
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.
Poor tolerance to flooding, Requires high fertility, Low shade tolerance
Minimum Rainfall: 500mm
Soils: Suitable to most well drained soils (not
Species: Gatton Panic, buffels and legumes - Lucerne and
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
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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.