Gatton Panic

Main characteristics:

  • High production and quality of dry matter.
  • Low tolerance to droughts and low temperatures.
  • High reseeding capacity.
  • Summer cycle (marked seasonality in the production of forage).
  • High tolerance to direct grazing with high cattle loads.
  • Suitable to produce superior quality reserves (hay bales and silage).
  • Suitable for different seeding methods (hand seeding, aerial seeding, direct seeding).
  • Ideal for selective clearance (good tolerance to shading).
  • Good performance in forest-pasture systems.
Regions: 1 - 5
Rainfall: 600 - 1200 mm.
Planting density: 5 - 17 k. ha/year
Seeding season; All year long during clearances. Springtime in clear fields.
Production: 7 –11 tons/DM/ha/year
Soils: Loam, having good levels of fertility.

 

Forage quality:

  Crude Protein Digestibility
Spring resprouting  14% 64%
30 days between cuttings 11% 60%
60 days between cuttings 6% 56%
Deferred < 4% 40%

 

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