PRODUCTS

Brachiaria Brizantha CV. Marandu

Originally from East Africa; 1.5 to 2.0 m tall; forms well-defined clumps; stems are initially prostrated; the sheaths have hair and are generally longer than the internodes; linear-lanceolate leaf blades with hair on the ventral surface but none on the dorsal side.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Common Name: Brizantão Grass, Marandu Grass, Braquiarão Grass
  • Growth: Caespitose
  • Land Cover: Good
  • Fertility Requirements: Medium to High
  • Quality of Forage: Good
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Shade Tolerance: Moderate
  • Tolerance of Wet Soil: Low
  • Disease Resistance: Susceptible to root rot and leaf spot
  • Pest Resistance: Susceptible to Leafhoppers
  • Drying: Moderate
  • Deferral: Sui
  • Haying: Sui
  • Silage: Sui
  • Consortia: Not recommended (Very Competitive)
  • Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration: Agrosilvopastoral System
  • Animal Category: Cattle
  • Pasture Establishment: Easy
  • Seeding Density: 6,5 - 12kg/ha (75-50 VC)
  • Seeding Density (Advanced - 80 CV): 8 - 9kg/ha
  • Seeding depth: Up to 3 cm
  • Germination: 7 to 21 days
  • Height when beginning Grazing Rotation: 40cm
  • Height when ending Grazing Rotation: 15 to 25cm
  • Expected Animal Performance: Good