Buffelgrass

Species: Buffelgrass [Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link]
Cultivars: Common, Nueces, Pecos (Cold Tolerant)
Origin: Africa
Use: Grazing, hay
Description:
General:
Life Span:
3-5 feet tall, bunchgrass.
Perennial
Adaptation:
Climate:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Dry areas rainfall 25″ and up
5.5-7.5
Sandy-loam, clay-loam.
14-25 Inches.
Management:
Seeding Rate:

Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
General:

3-5 lb PLS/A
Caryopis – involucre
10-12 lb PLS/A
April-May
<0.25 inch
$80-100/A
June-September
5000-8000 lbs/A
Relatively easy to establish in south Texas, where adapted. Most cultivars lack cold tolerance.
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