Scientific name: Brachiaria brizantha
Common names: Common signal grass, Palisade grass, Broodsinjaalgras, Gewone sinjaalgras
Variety: Marandu (coated seed)
Seeding rate: 1 – 1.5 g/m² (10 – 15 kg/ha)
Growth cycle: Perennial
Growth season: Warm season
Signal grass is a robust perennial tufted indigenous grass with erect to semi-erect stems of up to 1.6 m tall. It is a highly productive and palatable forage grass suited for tropical and subtropical regions. The scientific name Urochloa brizantha is sometimes used as a synonym name for this species. Signal grass is mainly used for grazing in high-density intensive grazing systems, but can also be used for silage, hay and cut-and-carry fodder. It combines well with legumes, particularly the trailing types.