PRODUCTS

Brachiaria Humidicola cv. Comum

Originally from the east and southeast of Tropical Africa; stands up to 1 m tall, prostrate growth and produces vigorous stolons; tiller leaves are linear, hairless, up to 30 cm long and 5 mm wide; stolon leaves are lanceolate.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Common Name: Needle Grass, Quicuio-do-amazonas, Braquiária-espetudinha
  • Growth: Stoloniferous
  • Land Cover: Excellent
  • Fertility Requirements: Adapts well to acidic and poor soil
  • Quality of Forage: Moderate
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Shade Tolerance: Good
  • Tolerance of Wet Soil: High
  • Disease Resistance: Susceptible to Leaf Rust
  • Pest Resistance: Resistant to leafhoppers
  • Drying: Moderate
  • Deferral: Unsui
  • Haying: Sui
  • Silage: Unsui
  • Consortia: Legumes
  • Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration: Unsui
  • Animal Category: Cattle, Horses, Sheep
  • Pasture Establishment: Slow
  • Seeding Density: 4 - 8kg/ha (40 - 36 VC)
  • Seeding Density (Advanced - 80 CV): -
  • Seeding depth: 2cm
  • Germination: Varies
  • Height when beginning Grazing Rotation: 20cm
  • Height when ending Grazing Rotation: 5 to 10cm
  • Expected Animal Performance: Moderate