Selected Forage  In Thailand

Ruzi grass

Ruzi grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis)

- Dry matter forage yield 12-15 ton/ha/year

 (Protein content 7-10%)

- Good palatability and good quality forage

- Good germinated seed

- Prefer fertile and well drained soil

 

Purple Guinea grass

Purple Guinea grass (Panicum maximum TD 58)

- High dry matter forage yield 15-20 ton/ha/year

(Protein content 7-10%)

- Good germinated seed

- Requires fertile soil

 

Atratum grass

Atratum grass (Paspalum atratum)

- Dry matter forage yield 15-20 ton/ha/year

(Protein content 7-8%)

- Good germinated seed

- Suitable to wet area

- Need often cut or graze

 

Plicatulum grass

Plicatulum grass (Paspalum plicatulum)

- Dry matter forage yield 9-15 ton/ha/year

(Protein content 7-8 %)

- Good germinated seed

- Tolerant of both wet and dry season

 

Hamata Stylo

Hamata Stylo (Stylosanthes hamata cv.Verano)

- Dry matter forage yield 9-12 ton/ha/year

(Protein content 16-18%)

- Resistant to Anthracnose disease

- Adapted to acid and infertile soil

 

Thapra Stylo

Thapra Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis CIAT 184)

- Dry matter forage yield 9-15 ton/ha/year

(Protein content 16-20%)

- Stay green in dry season

- Adapted to acid and infertile soil

 

Cavalcade

Cavalcade (Centrosema pascuorum cv.Cavalcade)

- Dry matter forage yield 6-7 ton/ha/year

(Protein content 16-18%)

- Good palatability and good quality forage

- Suitable for hay making