• Prostrate grass spread by runners
  • Best suited to light to medium fertile soils
  • Summer soil moisture is essential
  • Tolerates heavy soils and waterlogging
  • Produces stabilising ground cover
  • Grows from spring to first frost in winter
  • Moderate frost tolerance
MIN RAINFALL (mm)
SEEDING RATE (kg/ha)
pH CaCl2
SOWINING DEPTH (mm)
400
1
3.7
10 or less
  • Winter active perennial grass suitable for saline and waterlogged land
  • Highly profitable forage plant and seed crop
  • Establishment is slow, seed needs to be allowed to get properly established before grazing - generally no grazing in first year and only light grazing in second year
  • Control of competitive weeds, eg barley grass is important particularly in first year of establishment
  • Subject to availability
MIN RAINFALL (mm)

SEEDING RATE (kg/ha):
Moderate salinity
High salinity
350


10-15
4-10
  • Tussock forming perennial grass
  • Suitable for moderately saline and poorly drained sites
  • Doesn't tolerate frequent inundation
  • Summer moist duplex or heavy soils suit best
  • Grows in warmer months & sets seed from January to March
  • Moderately drought tolerant
  • Sow in early spring or autumn
  • Seedlings are slow to emerge so early control of weeds and pests is essential
  • Graze lightly in first year, then rotationally once established
  • Increase productivity with Nitrogen fertiliser
MIN RAINFALL (mm)

SEEDING RATE (kg/ha):
Moderate Salinity
High Salinity
350


10-15
15-20
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  • Salinity tolerance during germination
  • Salinity tolerance during early seeding vegetative growth
  • Is the first Rhodes grass cultivar to be bred directly for amenity, revgetation and soil conservation purposes
  • Prostrate creeping early growth habit with short stolon internodes resulting in a dense stolon mat
  • Leafy appearance
  • Late flowering (ike. a long period of vegetative growth)
  • Amenity attributes (leafy, fine-textured, creeping, tight-matted, late flowering plants)
SEEDING RATE (kg) 1-4