||OPTIMAL PRODUCTION ALTITUDE (m) a.s.l
||DURATION TO MATURITY (days)
|Boma Rhodes Masaba rhodes
||1000 - 2500
||90 – 105 Days
||Soft and excellent herbage Slow growing and hence suited for lower stocking rates. Gives bottom tillers and forms a thick grass It is very popular in all altitude. It is drought tolerant
|Elmba Rhodes Mbarara rhodes Pokot rhodes
||110 - 130
||15 to 20 Bags
||Red mottled (Red with white specks)
||1000 – 2500
||70 – 80 Days
||Suitable for the high altitude and high rainfall areas Very persistent but good seed bed essential for proper establishment. Good forage quality Tolerant to mild water logging.
| Nasiwa Seteria
||1000 - 2500
||75 – 90 Days
||Good persistence under grazing Drought tolerant Good forage quality Tolerant to mild water logging.
||50 - 2000
||50 – 60 Days
||Good herbage quality Thrives well in a wide range of rainfall regimes Can withstand severe water lodging Establish well in coastal strips.
||0 - 3000
||High crude protein levels Rich in minerals and vitamins Improve soil fertility through nitrogen fixation Controls Striga weed growth. Grows in all altitudes.
||1000 - 3000
||Very palatable, nutritious and can sustain high milk production levels when fed to dairy cattle. Can last up to four years under good management. Can be fed to goats, rabbit and chicken.
||A quick growing annual with smaller stems and thin leaves. Very palatable. Very good for making silage
||A quick growing biannual crop with broader leaves which under good management can be harvested twice per annum. Good for silage making.
||Suitable for forage and grain milling Tolerant to stem rust. High palatability. Good for human porridge.
Date 06th, March, 2018
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