White Buffalo
Panicum maximum Jacq.
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Gatton Sub-tropical Grass Perennial, Summer

Erect tufted grass, grows up to 1 – 1.5 m tall

Leaf blades linear and broad; almost glabrous; 40 – 100 cm x 1 – 2 cm

Seed vary from a dull green to straw in colour; 1 400 000 seeds/kg

High quality and very palatable

High production potential

Tolerant to shade

Crude protein: 6 – 25 %

Digestibility: 50 – 80 %

Dry matter production: 5 - 20 t/ha/annum Graze, hay & foggage

Prefers sandy loam to clay loam soil types

pH range of 5.5 – 7

Plant during September – February

Seeding rate of 2 – 6 kg/ha