Reed canary grass | Phalaris arundinacea

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It is a summer quick perennial grass which may form large tussocks and stands to waterlog.

Local  name:  Reed  canary grass

It is a maintenance quality fodder which gives a yield of 300 quintals per hectare. The yield of this species is 450 quintals per hectare in 4-5 cuttings.

Nutritive value

Reed canary grass is highly palatable. There is another species known as phalaris tuberosa, which    is very nutritious. It contains 3% crude protein and 37% crude fibre.

Reed canary grass