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Paspalum Grass

Paspalum Grass

Paspalum Grass

Paspalum grass has an interesting history. It is thought to have been domesticated from wild grasses sometime between 8000-6000 BC.Paspalum scrobiculatum (koda, varuka, varuku, etc.) is a millet locally grown as food grain. Some species, such as bahiagrass (P. notatum) and P. nicorae, are grown for pasturage, especially with the perennial forage peanut (Arachis glabrata) as a companion crop. Bahiagrass has also some significance as a honey plant. Water finger-grass (P. vaginatum) resembles bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon), but has a higher salinity tolerance and can consume greywater. It is not infrequently used for arena and golf course turf in warmer coastal regions, such as Baja California, Florida, Peru, Texas and Venezuela. Dedicated paspalum cultivars such as 'Aloha Seashore' or 'Platinum TE' have been produced for such uses.

Paspalum

Seashore paspalum is a salt tolerant form of paspalum used in golf courses, sports fields, landscaping projects and home lawns. It can frequently be found along the east coast due to its tolerance of salty soils. Seashore paspalum can be installed in the form of sod, sprigging or with the use of grass seed. Although sod establishes and creates a canopy-like layer over the soil faster, grass seed is also a frequently used option for homeowners because it requires less energy and guarantees the same end result.Lawnifi Paspalum Seed can be used in a few different ways: to start a brand new lawn or for overseeding projects and filling in bare spots. For example, if your grass is doing pretty well for the most part and just has a few spots that could use a little extra help, Lawnifi Paspalum Seed can be applied to these small areas to make your lawn have a clean, uniform appearance. (Source:

It is an invasive bunchgrass and its dense growth habit tends to smother and prevent other native species from flourishing. Its rapid growth and profuse seed production enable it to quickly invade agricultural land, especially rice fields, waterway margins, and managed urban sites. However, it is sometimes used as a summer forage grass in pastures. If it is to be used in pastures, try to maintain a height of 2 to 3" because a lower grass height can result in a decline of the grass.Paspalum performs well in dry conditions. Its ability to recover is very good because of the underground rhizomes that store food. It is therefore suitable for dry and hot areas. In dry conditions paspalum grass can develop purple tips and has a general purple colouration. This purple colouration can be treated by appropriate fertilization. Yellowing on paspalum is also common in the cold season. Similarly, the yellowing can be treated by appropriate fertilization. (Source: asepsis-kenya.com)

 

 

 

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