Tropical perennial grasses - planning ahead


Tropical grass pastures are commonly sown as either a mixture of grass species and/or cultivars.

Prostrate stoloniferous species such as Katambora Rhodes grass are very competitive when sown with more upright species such as Premier digit and Bambatsi panic and can affect their establishment.

Legumes can also be sown in mixtures with tropical perennial grasses.

The most popular legumes to sow in mixtures are winter-growing annual legumes such as subterranean clover or medics and perennials such as lucerne.


Primefact 1025

Published: Jun 2010