Bermuda
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Cynodon Sub-tropical Grass Perennial, Summer

Stoloniferous; mostly rhizomatous growth, 0.1– 0.4 m tall

Leaf blade is flatted with a sharp tip; 3 – 15 cm x 0.2 – 0.4 mm upper surface glabrous to somewhat pubescent, lower surface smooth

Ovoid shaped seed; yellow to reddish; 1 – 2 mm x 1 mm; 3 000 000 000 – 4 000 000 000 seeds/kg

Tolerant to heavy grazing, salinity and flooding

Palatable, high nutritive value

Excellent ground cover for soil conservation

Crude protein: 9 – 20 %

Digestibility: 40 – 69 %

Dry matter production: 5 - 15 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, silage, soil conservation, cover crop & lawn and playing fields

Prefers relatively fertile, well-drained soils, tolerant to salinity

pH range of 4.5 – 8.5

Plant during October – February

Seeding rate of 4 – 8 kg/ha dryland, 8 – 25 kg/ha irrigated