PRODUCTS

Brachiaria CV. Ruziziensis

Originally from Congo, Africa; stands 1 to 1.5 m tall; the plant is semi-erect with a decumbent base; leaves are soft with wavy edges, they measure 0.15 cm wide and 10-25 cm long, abundant hair gives the leaves a velvety appearance; rhizomes are up to 15 mm in diameter and strong.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Common Name: Ruziziensis Grass
  • Growth: Decumbent
  • Land Cover: Excellent
  • Fertility Requirements: Moderate to High
  • Quality of Forage: Excellent
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Shade Tolerance: Moderate
  • Tolerance of Wet Soil: Low
  • Disease Resistance: -
  • Pest Resistance: Susceptible to Leafhoppers
  • Drying: Easy
  • Deferral: Sui
  • Haying: Sui
  • Silage: Unsui
  • Consortia: Legumes
  • Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration: Agrosilvopastoral System
  • Animal Category: Cattle
  • Pasture Establishment: Easy
  • Seeding Density: 6,5 - 12kg/ha (80-50 VC)
  • Seeding Density (Advanced - 80 CV): 6 - 7,5kg/ha
  • Seeding depth: Up to 3 cm
  • Germination: 7 to 21 days
  • Height when beginning Grazing Rotation: 30cm
  • Height when ending Grazing Rotation: 15 to 25cm
  • Expected Animal Performance: Good