Texas

Medium-sized cultivar (50-90cm) original from the United States..

Main characteristics:

  • Great tolerance to droughts and high temperatures.
  • Tolerance to intensive grazing.
  • Excellent natural reseeding.
  • Great capacity for resprouting under low rainy conditions.
  • Suitable for clearance seedings.
  • Excellent pasture for breeding cows in semi-arid regions.
Regions: 1 - 2
Rainfall: 300 - 700 mm.
Planting density: 8 - 10 k. ha/year
Seeding season: Better in springtime or at the end of summer. All year long in clearances.
Production: 2 – 5 tons/MS/ha/year
Soils: Loam, sandy loam. Sandy.

 

Forage quality:

  Crude Protein Digestibility
Spring resprouting 12% 60%
30 days between cuttings  8% 55%
60 days between cuttings   6% 47%
Deferred 3% < 40%

 

Accumulated Dry Matter production (Tons/DM/ha/year) in the following Argentinian provinces:

Catamarca La Rioja Tucumán Salta Sgo. del Estero Norte de Córdoba
4,2 3,3 4,8 5,2 3,0 3,1

 

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