Brachiaria - Marandu

Brizantha

  • Good persistence under grazing
  • High seed production potential
  • Tall type, are well suited to cutting

 

    • Permanent pasture for grazing and cutting for fresh feed
    • B. brizantha intergrades with Brachiaria decumbens and the species may be difficult to distinguish. The main differences is in growth habit with B. brizantha more tufted and B. decumbens more decumbent and forming a denser cover
    • Good persistence under grazing
    • More compatible with legumes than some other Brachiaria spp
    • Tall type, are well suited to cutting
    • High seed production potential
    • Best adapted to the humid and sub-humid tropic areas
    • B. brizantha is a warm-season grass. Leafs are frost-sensitive but the plants survive slight frost
    • Seed should be broadcast at 5-10 kg/ha onto a well-prepared seedbed and
      then lightly harrowed and rolled
    Specifications
    Tropical Grasses

    Tropical pasture grasses cover a wide range of species. The environments in which they are grown include the wet tropics and the semi-arid tropics. Most of the species are perennials and are characterized by possessing the efficient C4 photosynthesis pathway...