PRODUCTS

Panicum Maximum CV. Aruana

Originally from tropical Africa; moderately sized up to 1.0 m tall; the leaves are small and decumbent, measuring 2 cm wide and 38 cm long, with hairs on the blade, sheath and nodes; the stems are thin and erect, but become decumbent and produce stolons.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Common Name: Aruana Grass
  • Growth: Caespitose
  • Land Cover: Good
  • Fertility Requirements: High
  • Quality of Forage: Excellent
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Shade Tolerance: High
  • Tolerance of Wet Soil: Low
  • Disease Resistance: -
  • Pest Resistance: Resistant to leafhoppers
  • Drying: Easy
  • Deferral: Unsui
  • Haying: Sui
  • Silage: Unsui
  • Consortia: -
  • Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration: Agropastoral 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: 2cm
  • Germination: 10 to 28 days
  • Height when beginning Grazing Rotation: 25 to 30cm
  • Height when ending Grazing Rotation: 15 to 20cm
  • Expected Animal Performance: Excellent