Scientific name: Chloris gayana
Common names: Rhodes grass, Rhodesgras
Seeding rate: 1.2 – 2 g/m² (12 – 20 kg/ha)
Growth cycle: Perennial
Growth season: Warm season
Rhodes grass is a highly productive perennial to weak-perennial forage grass that produces tufts as well as spreading through stolons. It is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. In its natural range, it tends to prefer damp soil and often grows in somewhat saline conditions. Rhodes grass is used for grazing, soil stabilisation and produces high-quality hay. The Katambora cultivar is resistant to nematodes and is often used as a pasture ley in rotation with crops such as tobacco.