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PASTURE SEED
VARIETY
OPTIMAL
PRODUCTION
ALTITUDE
PERIOD TO
MATURITY
(DAYS)
SPEACIAL ATTRIBUTES
BOMA RHODES
1000-2500
90-105
  • Soft and excellent herbage
  • Slow growing and hence suited for lower stocking rates.
  • Gives bottom tillers and forms a thick grass
  • It is very popular in the medium altitude areas
  • It is drought tolerant
ELMBA RHODES
1000-2500
90-105
  • ·Soft and excellent herbage
  • ·High seeding vigor and forage yield
  • Suited for a wide range of climatic conditions but does best in sandy soils.
  • Quick growing and hence suited to intensive grazing.
NANDI SETERIA
1000-2500
70-80
  • Suitable for the altitude and high rainfall areas
  • Very persistent
  • ·Good forage quality
  • Tolerant to mild water logging
NASIWA SETERIA
1000-2500
75-90
  • Good persistent under grazing
  • Drought tolerant
  • Good forage quality
  • Tolerant to mild water logging
COLOURED
GUINEA
50-2000
50-60
  • Good herbage quality
  • Thrives well in a wide range of rainfall regimes
DESMODIUM
0-3000
90-120
  • High crude protein levels
  • Rich in minerals and vitamins
  • Improve soil fertility through nitrogen fixation
  • Stop striga weed growth on farms
LUCERNE
1000-3000
90-120
  • Very palatable ,nutrition and can sustain high  milk production levels when  fed  to dairy cattle
  • Can last up to four year under good management
SUDAN GRASS
All altitudes
90
  • A quik growing annual with smaller stem and thin leaves
  • Very palatable through with  relatively low production potential
  • Useful as a dry weather feed
COLUMBUS GRASS
All altitudes
90
  • A slow growing biannual crop with broader leaves which under good management can be cut for two consecutive years without reduction in palatability
OATS
All altitudes
135
  • Suitable for forage and grain milling
  • Tolerant to stem rust
 
 
 

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