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SEED PASPALUM DILIATATUM COATED PER KG
Paspalum Diliatatum Seeds – 1kg

The ideal choice for those seeking a robust and versatile pasture solution. Paspalum Diliatatum, a leafy, tufted perennial, is renowned for its adaptability as a permanent pasture. However, its utility extends beyond, making it suitable for hay or silage, especially when harvested before flowering.

Advantages:

Palatable when young: Paspalum Diliatatum is a favourite among livestock when in its early stages, ensuring that animals readily consume the grass.
Can be heavily grazed: This resilient species can withstand substantial grazing pressure, making it a durable option for pastures subjected to frequent use.
Does not outcompete legume varieties: Paspalum coexists harmoniously with legume varieties, providing a well-balanced and diverse pasture environment.

Limitations:

Short grazing season: The grazing season for Paspalum Diliatatum is limited, necessitating strategic management to optimise its use.
Susceptible to ergot: Care should be taken to harvest before flowering, as flowering can lead to ergot infestations, affecting both palatability and forage quality.
Can become sod-bound: Regular renovation may be required to prevent sod-binding, particularly in fertile, moist, sandy loams, and clay soils.

Seeding Rate:
Sow Paspalum Diliatatum seeds at a rate of 3 – 10 kg per hectare to establish a thriving pasture stand.

General Fertilisation Guide:
While Paspalum can persist on infertile soil, optimal stands are achieved with 100-150 kg nitrogen application on less fertile soil types.

Growing Management:
Maintaining stands between 5-8 cm ensures optimal productivity. Excessive grazing pressure can lead to a reduction in yields by up to two-thirds.

Forage Quality:
Feed quality declines with maturity, emphasising the importance of harvesting before flowering. Palatability is highest before flowering, decreasing significantly afterward due to potential ergot infestations.

Planting Requirements:
Paspalum Diliatatum thrives in fertile, moist, sandy loams, and clay soils. Periodic renovation may be necessary to prevent sod-binding, especially in areas prone to compaction. The plant is intolerant of salt but performs well on poorly draining soil types.

Invest in our Paspalum Diliatatum Seeds for a reliable, nutritious, and enduring pasture solution that meets the diverse needs of your livestock. With proper management, these seeds promise to transform your grazing and forage capabilities.

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