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Bristle Grass (Anthephora pubescens)

  • Description :
    • Tufted, perennial for hot drier regions.
    • Grows up to 1,4m tall.
  • Uses :
    • For cattle and sheep.
  • Climate :
    • Subtropical
  • Moisture Requirements :
    • Minimum 300mm per annum.
  • Soil Preference :
    • Prefers sandy soils.
  • Sowing Rate :
    • Rows : 5kg / ha AgriCote : 7 kg / ha
    • Broadcast : 7kg / ha AgriCote : 12 kg / ha
  • Planting Time :
    • Establish in summer.
    • September – February
  • Planting Method :
    • Establish in summer
    • September - February
  • Management :
    • Pasture can be allowed to grow out fully and build up material which can be kept in reserve for critical periods.
    • Hay-making is pointless, as the grass can be conserved with success on the land.
    • Can be mixed with Cenchrus for the higher rainfall areas.
  • Advantages :
    • Easy to establish.
    • Produces an abundance of seed that can easily be harvested.
    • Drought tolerant.
    • Excellent foggage potential.
    • Very palatable with excellent feed value.
    • No danger of bloat.
    • Lifespan of 10+ years.
    • Limitations :
      • Poor water logging tolerance.
      • Not suitable for heavy soils.
      • Prone to rust in higher rainfall areas.
 
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