|Name:||Purple Pigeon Grass (Setaria incrassata)|
Perennial. Grows mainly in spring and summer. Erect growth. Suited to a wide range of soils, particularly of heavy texture. Some tolerance to waterlogging but Bambatsi panic is much more tolerant (see ‘Bambatsi panic’). Susceptible to frost. A suitable medium term pasture if combined with barrel medic/sub clover and/or lucerne as companion legumes, depending on soil types and rainfall. If sowing with lucerne, reduce competition by cutting the sowing rate of the lucerne to 0.75 kg/ha. Pastures dominated by purple pigeon grass are unsuitable for horses. Relatively easy to establish. Use seed at least one season old. Sow in mid-spring, or late summer to early autumn.
|Sowing rate:||1–4 kg/ha.|
|(summer dominant) 450 mm.|
|Variety:||Inverell (Public variety)|