Katambora Rhodes Grassx
Katambora Rhodes Grass
Katambora Rhodes is a versatile diploid pasture grass that will grow in a range of soil types. It is an earlier flowering variety that is well suited to hay production.
Katambora Rhodes has superior frost tolerance, salt tolerance and drought tolerance than the Callide Rhodes. It has fine leaves and stems and has the ability to grow in lower fertility soils. It can remain leafy and productive into Autumn.
Katambora Rhodes can be sown in cooler areas of Australia, providing the locations align with the temperature and rainfall recommendations. The optimum growing temperature for Rhodes Grasses is in the range of 20-37ºC.
Katambora Rhodes will cope with a wider variation in soil moisture conditions than other varieties and will cope with periodic waterlogging.
Sowing Rate: 10kg/ha.
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Katambora Rhodes Grass originated in Africa.
Climate: The optimum growing temperature for Rhodes Grasses is in the range of 20-37ºC.
Sowing Tips: Sow at 10kg/ha.
Optimum Sowing Time: We recommend sowing Katambora Rhodes Grass between September and March, depending on the climate, and when there is more probability of receiving consecutive rain days.
Germination: Approximately 7 days depending on climate, soil preparation and conditions. Full coverage is expected by 3 months. Root system can take 12 months to mature and fully establish.
Water: Katambora Rhodes will cope with a wider variation in soil moisture conditions than other varieties and will cope with periodic water logging. Katambora Rhodes vigorous root system gives a degree of drought resistance. It requires 600mm – 1200mm rainfall annually unless irrigated.
Fertilising: Production levels decline without a vigorous legume or the use of fertiliser Nitrogen.
Mowing: Katambora 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. . However, too frequent cutting or grazing (approx every 14 days) leads to production losses and stand decline.
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.
Seed and Package Details: 100% Katambora Rhodes Grass Seeds
Independently Tested: A seed certificate available on request
Ideal Usage: Pastures
NOTE: 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, location and animals.
Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.
Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter
Shade tolerance (Weather)
- Full Sun
- Part Shade
- Heavy Shade
- Full Shade
Drought tolerance (Weather)
Traffic tolerance (Weather)
Average days to germination
- 2-3 Weeks
- 2-4 Weeks
- 3-4 Weeks
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