Callide Rhodes (tetraploid*) grass horse pasture is suited for the northern tropical climates of QLD, NT and WA. Ideal conditions are a high soil fertility rate and high rainfalls.
Climate: The optimum growing temperature for Rhodes Grasses is in the range of 20-37ºC.
Sowing: Sow at 10kg/ha. We recommend sowing Rhodes Grass between September and March, depending on the climate, and when there is more probability of receiving consecutive rain days.
Rainfall: 600mm – 1200mm annually.
Grazing: Rhodes grass should not be grazed in the first year until the plants and runners are well anchored. This may not occur until rains in autumn. Please ensure you rest the plants to see how well they are anchored before grazing. Rhodes grass is very tolerant to cutting or grazing. The stand should be maintained in a leafy condition by fairly regular cutting/slashing or grazing, as the feeding value declines rapidly with onset of flowering.
Pasture Seed and Animal Health
When purchasing seeds through McKays Grass Seeds, the buyer acknowledges that McKays Grass Seeds is not liable for any animal health issues that may arise from our pasture seeds. It is the buyers responsibility to contact a certified agronomist to ensure they are purchasing the correct seeds, in the correct quantities for their property and animals.
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