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Weeping Lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula)

  • Description :
    • A tufted perennial that grows up to 1,8m tall.
  • Uses :
    • Best suited for hay production, also used for early spring grazing and soil stabilization.
  • Climate :
    • Subtropical
  • Moisture Requirements :
    • 650mm per annum
  • Soil Preference :
    • No notable soil preference.
  • Sowing Rate :
    • Rows : 3 kg / ha
    • Broadcast : 7kg / ha
  • Planting Method :
    • When :
      • Establish any time except June of July.
    • How :
      • Requires a fine and firm seedbed.
  • Management :
    • Fertilize sufficiently if used for pasture.
    • Provides early grazing in spring and establishes easily.
  • Advantages :
    • Very palatable pasture grass.
    • Excellent drought survival.
    • Suitable for hay.
    • Excellent waterlogging tolerance.
    • Longevity 10+ years.
    • No danger of bloat.
    • Outstanding disease tolerance.
  • Limitations :
    • Poor foggage potential.
    • Poor frost tolerance.
    • High levels of N required, can make it an expensive pasture to maintain.
 
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