|Name:||Bambatsi Panic (Makarikari panic) (Panicum coloratum var. makarikariense)|
Perennial. Most growth in spring, summer and autumn. Erect to semi-prostrate growth. Particularly suited to very fertile, clay soils. Excellent tolerance to flooding. Some tolerance to frost. Very persistent once established but has poor seedling vigour. Pastures dominated by panic species may cause photosensitisation. Lucerne and/or barrel medic/sub clover are suitable companion legumes depending on soil type and rainfall. If sowing with lucerne, reduce competition by cutting the sowing rate of lucerne to 0.75 kg/ha. Outstanding tolerance to waterlogging and drought. Sow in mid-spring or late summer to early autumn. Sow companion medics only in autumn.
|Sowing rate:||2–4 kg/ha.|
|(Summer dominant) 450 mm.|
|Variety:||Bambatsi (Public variety)|