PRODUCTS

Panicum Maximum x P. Infestum cv. Massai

Spontaneous hybrid which originated in East Africa; average height of 0.6 m; leaves are brittle and erect with an average width of 9 mm; the blades have a moderate amount of short, stiff hairs on the upper side.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Common Name: Massai Grass
  • Growth: Caespitose
  • Land Cover: Excellent
  • Fertility Requirements: Moderate to High
  • Quality of Forage: Good
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Shade Tolerance: Good
  • Tolerance of Wet Soil: Moderate
  • Disease Resistance: -
  • Pest Resistance: Resistant to leafhoppers
  • Drying: Easy
  • Deferral: Unsui
  • Haying: Sui
  • Silage: Unsui
  • Consortia: Unsui
  • Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration: Agrosilvopastoral 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: 2,5 - 5cm
  • Germination: 10 to 28 days
  • Height when beginning Grazing Rotation: 50 to 60cm
  • Height when ending Grazing Rotation: 20 to 25cm
  • Expected Animal Performance: Excellent