Rhodes Katambora / رودس كاتمبورا
Technical information :
Origin: Africa, Australia
Nutrition: 10% protein, fiber, and calcium.
A good feed for HORSES. High in Calcium.
Feed: Excellent for Horses and cattle
Benefits: High tolerance for salty soil and salty water and drought.
Seeds: coated and Noncoated.
General information :
- High spring and summer yields. The optimum growing temperature for Rhodes Grasses is in the range of 20-37ºC.
- Katambora has fine leaves and stems and has the ability to grow in lower-fertility soils.
- Katambora is suitable for hay production or can be used for grazing.
- Soil pH should be 5.5 to 7.0, Avoid extremely high acidic and saline soils.
- In poor soils, phosphorus can be used and gives a linear yield and crude protein response of up to 300kg/ha of nitrogen if other nutrients are adequately supplied. Split applications, each of 50–100kg/ha N, are normally used.
- Grazing: Rhodes grass should not be grazed in the first year until the plants and runners are well anchored and established.
- Preferred Fertilizer: In general, grasses need a mix such as 16-4-8 or 20-5-10.
- Crude protein depends on the age of regrowth and % of the nitrogen in the soil, but usually from about 17% (on a DM basis) in young leaves, to 3% in old leaves.
the overall average is 10Kg per hectare
Average dryland: 5–7kg per hectare
Good dryland: 8–12kg per hectare
Irrigated land: 15–20kg per hectare
The sowing depth should be 3-5 Cm
Preferred between September – March.
Depending on the climate, soil preparation, and conditions about 7 days. Full coverage is expected in 3 months. The root system can take up to 12 months to mature and fully grow. Roots grow as much as 4.5 Meters which helps them use underground water in times of drought.