RHODES GRASS HAY
Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana Kunth) is an important tropical grass widespread in tropical and subtropical countries. It is useful forage for pasture and hay, drought-resistant and very productive, of high quality when young.
Rhodes Grass is a kind of wild grass grown in tropical areas. It is also cultivated in agricultural countries, especially for animal feed.
It is commonly used as fodder for farm cattle and horses etc. It contains sufficient proteins, fats and carbohydrates that are essential intakes for milk giving animals.
Rhodes grass is a perennial or annual tropical grass. It is a leafy grass, 1-2 m in height, highly variable in habit. The culms are tufted or creeping, erect or decumbent, sometimes rooting from the nodes. The roots are very deep, down to 4.5 m. The leaves are linear, with flat or folded glabrous blades, 12-50 cm long x 10-20 mm wide, tapering at the apex. The seed head has an open hand shape and encompasses 2-10 one-sided or double-sided racemes, 4-15 cm long. The inflorescences are light greenish brown (rarely yellow) in color, and turn darker brown as they mature.