Weeping Lovegrass
Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees.
Click on the cultivar name below for product characteristics COMPARISON CHART
Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Ermelo Sub-tropical Grass Perennial, Summer

Tufted grass, growing 1.2 – 1.8 m tall

Leaf blades variable in colour from bluish to green, curling at the tip when dry; 500 mm x 1 – 5 mm; rolled or flat

1 200 000 – 1 500 000 seeds/kg

Easy to establish

Good early spring and early summer grazing

Tolerant to cold and drought-hardy

Crude protein: 50 % (young growth) – 6 % (older material)

Digestibility: 47 – 59 %

Dry matter production: 6 - 14 t/ha/annum Grazing & hay

Best adapted on well-drained, acid soils of sandy to loam texture

pH range of 5.8 – 6.8

Plant during October – November; January – February

Seeding rate of 2 – 4 kg/ha dryland; 5 – 8 kg/ha irrigated


PUK 436 Sub-tropical Grass Perennial, Summer

Tufted grass growing up to 1.2 – 1.8 m tall

Leaf blades variable in colour from grey to green; leaf flat 500 mm x 3 – 7 mm

1 200 000 – 1 500 000 seeds/kg

Easy to establish

Excellent early spring and early summer grazing

Tolerant to cold and drought hardy

Crude protein: 50% (young growth) – 6% (older material)

Digestibility: 47 – 59 %

Dry matter production: 6 - 14 t/ha/annum Grazing & hay

Best adapted on well-drained, acid soils of sandy to loam texture

pH range of 5.8 – 6.8

Plant during October – November; January – February

Seeding rate of 2 – 4 kg/ha dryland; 5 – 8 kg/ha irrigated