Most people don't conserve this grass because it invades everywhere, but farmers utilize it for pastures. Disturbed in areas such as gardens, roadsides, overgrazed, trampled areas, uncultivated lands, localities with high levels of nitrogen.
Allow the area of grass you want to harvest seeds from to grow without cutting it for 20 to 30 days. Pull a stalk and hit the seed head lightly against your palm; if it releases seeds, you should harvest immediately.
The seed (grain) is very small, 1,5 mm long, oval, straw-colored to orange-red. Sow 40 grams per square meter during autumn and spring.
Remove leavy parts with roots and replant elsewhere.
Easily roots from cuttings - keep moist until rerooted!
Natural layering allows new stems touching soil to form roots. Cut loose and replant in new area.
Rhisomes send out new growth often. When weeding, remove these with the green visible stem and leaves.
Widely distributed throughout the world and its exact origin is unknown. Most probably originated in sub-Saharan Africa and/or on islands in the western parts of the Indian Ocean.
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Tough green food for cattle
Green or brown.
Some pests depend on it for nourishment, but they do not affect the growth of this grass. Overgrazing inhibits the growth of this grass.