Zakat grass

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Pasto Zakat, belongs to the family of grasses, and stands out for its versatility of adaptation to different types of agricultural land and poor soils, achieving a remarkable result in production in saline soils. It is a crop that can be used for grazing, henification and silage. With very good results in dairy and beef cattle.

It also highlights its use in sport horses since it is a pasture with very good energy values.   Its fiber is very digestible which makes it a crop with very good percentages of intake by animals.

Zakat is a crop that does not stand out for its rapid establishment, its fullness in production achieves it from the second year onwards.

Characteristics

  • Vegetative cycle: Pluriannual up to 6 years.
  • Growth: Erecto and sponsee.
  • Height: up to 1,20 mtr.
  • Growing season: warm season.
  • Dissemination: Seeds.
  • Soils: Deep, well drained.
  • Tolerance to drought: High.
  • Tolerance to frost: High.
  • Tolerance to salinity: High.
  • Tolerance to waterlogging: Very high.
  • Dry matter production: 18 – 20 Tn/ms
  • Palatability: Excellent.
  • Toxicity: None.
  • Sowing density: 8 – 10 kg.
  • Epoch of sowing: Beginning of warm epoch.
  • Sowing depth: 1 cm.
  • Observations: Forage production.

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Scientific name of the species

Common name of the species

Zakat grass

Vegetative cycle

Multiannual up to 6 years

Growth

Erect and godson

Height

Up to 1,20 mtr

Growing season

Warm season

Dissemination

Seeds

Soils

Deep, well drained

Drought tolerance

Loud

Frost tolerance

Loud

Salinity tolerance

Loud

Tolerance to waterlogging

Very high

Total dry matter production

18 – 20 Tn/ms

Palatability

Excellent

Toxicity

Does not possess

Planting density

8 - 10kg

Planting season

Beginning of warm season

Depth of planting

1 cm

Remarks

Forage production

Implementation of Zakat Grass

Preparation of the land

The preparation of the soil must be carried out in order to promote a good establishment of Pasto Siambasa being used appropriate equipment in the correct period, considering that the preparation of the soil is one of the most important aspects in the formation of fodder crops, you must get a loose soil which will allow us to have the appropriate planting depth.

Sowing and establishment

Data to take into account is the planting area, an area that should not exceed 0.5 – 1 cm deep.
  • It is important to always cover all the seeds in the sowing, to avoid that they when they are on the surface of the soil do not dehydrate depending on the high temperatures. Use of the compactor roller that improves the quality of the sowing according to the uniform acceleration of the germination of the seeds.
  • For excessively sandy soils we recommend the use of the compactor roller before and after planting.
The establishment must occur when the luminosity and temperature are adequate for germination.

Weed control

Like any other crop, this aspect is very important the more weed competition we have, the worse the implantation of the meadow will be. We must point out that Pasto Siambasa is a grass and as such of narrow leaf so that the weeds of this nature it is not possible to control chemically, for its control in post emergency it is advisable to advance the cut in order to avoid the gleaning of the same.
For the control of broadleaf we will use in post emergency we will use a combination of two herbicides in a single treatment from 30 days of crops, in case of much premature invasion of weeds the treatment can be advanced from 3 leaves. The active substances would be:
Fluroxipir + sulfonylureas (tribenuron methyl, tifensulfuron methyl, etc.)

Subscriber

Soil analysis serves to verify its chemical condition, nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. With the results obtained, we will be able to make the recommendations of the necessary nutrients. In the hypothesis of deciding not to invest in analytics, we indicate as a background subscriber 18-46-0 (DAP), 15-15-15 or 11-11-11 + microelements. And in each cut as a cover fertilizer any fertilizer rich in nitrogen. We must point out that soils with high percentages in organic matter the fertilizers provided are available to the plant for a longer time.

Irrigation

Water is necessary for germination to occur. When seeds are hydrated with soil moisture, they absorb water. It is the initial process of germination. For the seed to have the capacity to absorb water, the moisture in the soil must be constant during the first 15 days. We must remember that the depth of planting is 0.5 – 1 cm, so we must maintain the relative humidity (not waterlogging) in that first fragment.

Handling

It can be both for silage, hay and for direct grazing. In direct grazing, high intensity of livestock load and low frequency are advised.
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