PRODUCTS

Panicum Maximum CV. Mombaça

Originally from tropical Africa; grows up to 2 m tall with large leaves measuring about 3 cm wide and 97 cm long; the leaves are erect, breaking at the tips and have little hair; stems do not have hair or wax.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Common Name: Mombaça Grass
  • Growth: Caespitose
  • Land Cover: Space tussocks
  • Fertility Requirements: High
  • Quality of Forage: Excellent
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Good
  • Tolerance of Wet Soil: Low
  • Disease Resistance: -
  • Pest Resistance: Moderately resistant to leafhoppers
  • Drying: Difficult
  • Deferral: Unsui
  • Haying: Unsui
  • Silage: Sui
  • Consortia: Unsui
  • Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration: Silvopastoral System
  • Animal Category: Cattle, Horses, Sheep
  • Pasture Establishment: Easy
  • Seeding Density: 6 - 10kg/ha (50 - 34 VC)
  • Seeding Density (Advanced - 80 CV): 4 - 5kg/ha
  • Seeding depth: Up to 3 cm
  • Germination: 10 to 28 days
  • Height when beginning Grazing Rotation: 80 to 90cm
  • Height when ending Grazing Rotation: 30 to 40 cm
  • Expected Animal Performance: Excellent