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GUINEA GRASS (Panicum maximum)

Season and Varieties

Zone District/ Season Month Varieties
Irrigated
All Districts Throughout the year CO 2 and CO (GG) 3
Rain fed
All Districts Jun – Sep / Oct - Nov CO 2 and CO (GG) 3

Particulars Of Guinea Grass Varieties

PARTICULARS CO 2 CO (GG) 3
Parentage CO 1 x Centenario Clonal selection from Mumbasa
Duration (Days) Perennial Perennial
Green fodder yield (t/ha/year) 270 (7harvests) 340-360 (7harvests)
Morphological characters
Plant height (cm) 150-200 210-240
Number of tillers/clump 80-100 40-50
Leaf length (cm) 65-75 97- 110
Leaf width (cm) 2.5-2.9 3.2 - 4.5
Leaf-stem ratio - 0.73
Quality characters
Dry matter (%) 25.94 20.2
Crude protein (%) 8.92 6.35
Crude fibre (%) 34.6 30.3
Phosphorus (%) 0.29 0.19
Calcium (%) 0.59 -
Magnesium (ppm) 0.38 -
IVDMD (%) 49.5 -

Updated on : May '2016

 

 

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