Para grass | Brachiaria mutica

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Para grass is a rapid summer growing perennial. It produces runners and throws a broad hairy flag. It is propagated by roots and stems cuttings as seeds are not viable.

Local  names:  Para grass, Buffalo grass, Water  grass,Pani wali ghas

It is ideally suited for heavy rainfall areas. It grows well in water logging conditions on ponds, river and canal banks and can withstand prolonged flooding. There are other species of Brachiaria-like B. brezentha, which does well under well drained  soil.

Para grass

 

Nutritive value

This grass is highly palatable and nutritious. It contains 10.2% crude protein and 23.6% crude fibre in fresh grass. The grass is used as green fodder, soiling and even for dry hay

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