Grasses

The grass is always greener on our side

Fodders, forages, range grasses, sugar cane tops, and tree leaves are the examples of green roughage. Green roughage are high in moisture content, easily digestible and are commonly used for the feeding of dairy animals. Pasture species which are naturally growing are called forages while those which are cultivated are called fodder.

 

Rhodes Grass

Katambora

Katambora Rhodes Grass is a highly stoloniferous, versatile plant that will grow in a wide range of soil types. It displays greater drought tolerance and the ability to grow on lower fertility soils (such as spear grass country). It is an earlier flowering variety that is well suited to hay production. Katambora will cope with a wider variation in soil moisture conditions than other varieties and will cope with periodic waterlogging.

Rye Grass

Vortex

Vortex is a mid to mid-late flowering tetraploid annual ryegrass. It has high autumn/winter and early spring dry matter production. It has extremely good seedling vigour. It is a true Westerwolds type. Leaves are broad and deep green in colour. Vortex has good heat and rust tolerance.

Leafy Varieties

 

Alfalfa

Sardi 10

Alfalfa also called Lucerne, is a perennial flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. It is used for grazing, hay, and silage, as well as a green manure and cover crop.

Sorghum Sudan Grass

SS - I000

Sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are unrivaled for adding organic matter to worn-out soils. These tall, fast-growing, heat-loving summer annual grasses can smother weeds, suppress some nematode species and penetrate compacted subsoil if mowed once. Seed cost is modest. Followed by a legume cover crop, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids are a top choice for renovating overfarmed or compacted fields.

Maize

Maize being the highest yielding cereal crop in the world, is of significant importance for countries like Pakistan, where rapidly increasing population has already out stripped the available food supplies.In Pakistan maize is third important cereal after wheat and rice. Maize accounts for 4.8% of the total cropped area and 3.5% of the value of agricultural output. It is planted on an estimated area of 0.9 million hectare with an annual production of 1.3 million tonnes.

 

37T55

37T55 Maize seed sowing season is Mid July – Mid September. This variety of maize is best for silage and has high yields.

3377

3377 Maize seed sowing season is Mid January – Mid March. This is a single cross seed and best for silage as well.

2271

2271 Maize can be sown throughout the year. This variety of maize is best for fodder.

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