Rhodesgrass
Chloris gayana Kunth.
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Katambora Sub-tropical Grass Perennial, Summer

Tufted, erect growing, 1 – 2 m tall

Leaf blade is glabrous, except at the base near the stem; 30 – 40 cm x 3 – 5 mm; tapering to the point

Light and fluffy seeds; brown; 3.5 mm long; 4 000 000 seeds/kg

Easy establishment and rapid growthPersistant under controlled grazing systems

Tolerant to drought

Crude protein: 3 – 17 %

Digestibility: 40 – 80 %

Dry matter production: 5 - 20 t/ha/ Grazing, hay & erosion control

Widely adapted to most soil types and tolerant to waterlogging

pH range of 5.5 – 8.0

Plant during October – November; January – February

Seeding rate of 2 – 5 kg/ha dryland and 6 – 8 kg/ha irrigated