HOW TO GET BEST RHODES GRASS YIELDS

For farmers and cattle owners, Rhodes grass proves a viable option in many ways due to its multiple characteristics beneficial for the agriculture sector. Due to its low cultivation cost and durable usage, Rhodes grass can reduce your farming costs to half but only if know how to cultivate, stock and use this plan. So, for enabling our fellow farmers in increasing the yield of Rhodes grass, we’ve simplified the process involved for the cultivation of Rhodes grass. Read, understand and implement these methods for yielding a high volume of Rhodes grass at any part of the year and maximize your Rhodes grass stock for various farming purposes. SEEDBED

PREPARATION

In order to increase the Rhodes grass yield, you must prepare the seedbed by removing impurities and elements that cause weeding within the soil. Your aim is to evenly distribute the soil after completing the tractor operation which is the essential part of seedbed preparation. With the even soil distribution, you can control weed and nitrogen accumulation within the cultivation area of Rhodes grass. You must maintain the moisture level up to 40 cm under the seedbed in order to plant and grow the fine length of the Rhodes grass.

SOWING TIME

If you’re not too fond of artificial irrigation system and rely on natural resources for your cultivation needs then you need to very specific in sowing of Rhodes grass. Ideally, you should wait for the months that have higher chances of rainfall and your seeds wouldn’t be wasted due to less rain or dry season. For increasing your chances of higher Rhodes grass yields, we recommend sowing the seeds between October to February when there is a high rainfall probability. And therefore, we recommend selecting the period between January to February for sowing Rhodes grass seeds. Plus, you should also observe the seasonal rainfall changes of the regions to avoid any miscalculation when planning to grow Rhodes grass.

SEEDING QUANTITY

Seeding is an essential factor for projecting a certain amount of Rhodes grass yield at the end of the procedure. Keep in mind that in order to grow quality Rhodes grass yield, you must evenly distribute the seeds within the cultivation area. Ideally, you should sow about 8kg/acre to obtain a high yield of Rhodes grass. And for other land types, you can stick to 3-5kg/acre seed quantity to cover the whole area of cultivation. Be sure to not cover the seed with more than 5mm soil when you begin sowing the seeds within the land.

PRECAUTIONS

You must decide what kind of Rhodes grass you intend to grow within your land as there are different varieties of Rhodes grass plant.  Ideally, you should sow the seeds within an old cultivated soil to increase the chances of nitrogen in the pasture system.

If you’re sowing Rhodes grass seeds in a non-raining season, you should implement artificial irrigation methods for deriving the desired amount of Rhodes grass yields.  You can purchase newly developed Rhodes grass seeds from us to ensure higher yields and minimum costs. Dial 042 353 123 01 or drop an email at info@fdp.com.pk for more information.