BRAZSEED

THE 12 HA LAND TO BE PREPARED IN BLACK CLAY SOIL ( TURF ) IN A VLEI AREA.

THE LAND WAS PLANTED ON 22 NOVEMBER 2012 AFTER NUMEROUS CULTIVATIONS WITH A HARROW AND

KONGSKILDE TO KILL OLD GRASS. A MIXTURE OF THE THREE FACHOLI GRASSES, MOMBASA, MARANDU AND PIATA

WAS SPREAD AT 5 KG PER HECTARE AND TILLED IN.

FERTILIZER AT 250 KG / HECTARE ( CAN 4:3:1 ) WAS ONLY SPREAD ON 2 JANUARY 2013 ( AFTER 40 DAYS ) WHEN

GRASS WAS AT 10 CM. PHOTOS ABOVE AND BELOW WAS ON 17-1-2013 AT 55 DAYS GROWTH.

      

 BELOW AT 77 DAYS GROWTH AND 40 DAYS AFTER FERTILIZER.

 

    

   BELOW AT 93 DAYS GROWTH ON 24-2-2013 AND SEEDING WELL. 235 CATTLE WERE PUT ONTO THE GRASS TO

BROWSE IT DOWN FOR FIVE DAYS AND TO STIMULATE GROWTH BEFORE THE NEXT RAINS EXPECTED 2-3-2013.

VERY DRY AT MOMENT.

           

THE SEEDS OF THE THREE VARIETIES - IN ORDER MARANDU , MOMBASA AND PIATA. 24-2-2013

   

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