Marandu

  • Common Name: Brachiaria Brizanthe Marandú
  • Familiy Name: Gramineae
  • Scientific Name: Brachiaria Brizanthe (Hochst.ex a Rich) Stapf
  • Cultivar: Marandu
  • Vegetative Cycle: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Clump Semi-Erect

Product Details

Soil
Soil FertilityMedium to High
AcidityHigh
Maxi Altitude. MSL2000m
Tolerance
ColdAverage
DroughtAverage
Diving - Poorly Drained SoilLow
Planting
Planting Depth.2.0 - 5.0cm
Density. (KG/Ha)4.0 to 6.0- YOU- 76%
Dry Matter ( Ton / Ha / Year.)14
Crude Protein (Since DM)- %12%
DigestabilityGood
Acceptability
Use:Hay, Meadow, Silage
Planting Season
IntercroppingAll Legumes
Training Time80 - 100 days
Plant Height - Entry45.0-50.0 cm
Cutting Height (Grazing-Exit)25.0 - 30.0cm
Leafhopper ToleranceGood
Planting MethodThrow, Line, through tillage or conventional
Fertilization NeedsDependant on Soil analysis
NotesThe Marandu has good capacity for regrowth and productivity of forage. Good capability of competition with invasive and fast establishments. Recommended for termination of animals and have good response to fertilization. Grows well in the summer, but has their production affected by low temperatures, in a lot of pain with frosts. Has good tolerance to shade, fire and drought.
SupportThe support capabilities varies between 1.5 and 2.4 AU/ha in the rainy season and between 0.8 and 1.2 AU/ha in dry, medium fertility soils and well managed. Under these conditions the animal productivity varies between 400 to 500 kg liveweight/hectare/year.

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