Matua Prairie Grass is an annual to or short lived perennial grass. Most growth in autumn, winter and spring. Suited to fertile, well‑drained soils. Must be rotationally grazed for good production and persistence. Sow in autumn.
One key advantage of Matua Prairie Grass is it keeps its palatability and quality through the growing season even as it approaches maturity. Unlike other grasses it does not produce a lot of lignin, which makes plants unpalatable and indigestible.
- Short-lived perennial
- Highly palatable cool season grass
- Maintains quality in hot months
- Reseeds itself each growth period for longer stand life
Grazing management of Matua Prairie Grass
Matua should be grazed in a strict rotation and harvested only after the plant reaches the boot or early seed stage. A rest period of 25 -35 days is required between harvests depending on the time of year. Faster in the cooler periods, slower during the warmer summer months. Matua will not tolerate continuous grazing or grazing under wet/muddy conditions.