PRODUCTS

Brachiaria Brizantha CV. La Libertad (MG-4)

Originally from Colombia; stands 1.5 m high; has short, horizontal rhizomes which are yellow or purplish; intensely green stems that are vigorous, erect or semi- erect; hairless leaves that are linear-lanceolate and rounded at the base, usually 16 to 40 cm long and 10 to 20 mm wide, leaf color varies from light to deep green.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Common Name: MG-4, La Libertad
  • Growth: Decumbent
  • Land Cover: Good
  • Fertility Requirements: Low
  • Quality of Forage: Good
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Shade Tolerance: Good
  • Tolerance of Wet Soil: Low
  • Disease Resistance: -
  • Pest Resistance: Low Resistance to Leafhoppers
  • Drying: Moderate
  • Deferral: Unsui
  • Haying: Sui
  • Silage: Sui
  • Consortia: Legumes
  • 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: 30cm
  • Height when ending Grazing Rotation: 15 to 25cm
  • Expected Animal Performance: Good