- leafy creeping grass
- for wet tropics
- demands high fertility
Ruzi grass is a leafy, creeping perennial with good feeding value; cv. Kennedy
has good performance on the wet tropical coast of Queensland, and sets high yields of seed
which hold better in the head than signal grass.
Ruzi grass grows best under warm, moist conditions, but has a shorter growing season
than signal grass. It does well only on well drained sites under good fertility
conditions, and may decline under grazing after 3-4 years.
There has been little demand for ruzi grass in Queensland since cheap
signal grass seed became available. Humidicola
is better adapted to poor soils and waterlogging.
Ruzi grass is the main Brachiaria grown in Thailand. It is much less persistent
than signal grass, but seed production is easier.