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  • 100% frost and cold resistant
  • Evergreen
  • High protien content
  • Permanent perennial tussock grass
  • Prussic acid poisoning free
  • 80 sheep per hectare under optimal conditions
  • Suitable for cattle, sheep, horses en goats.

Read more about Russian Grass in the Grootfontein Report:

Grootfontein Report

How many plants do I need for a hectare?

5000 tufts.

How far should I plant the plants apart?

We recommend that the plants should be planted between 300 - 350mm apart from each other.

How much water is required for newly planted plants?

Newly planted plants should be watered every second day so that the roots remain moist. Established plants can be watered once a week. (Water needs can be compared with lucerne)

Is a specific soil type needed?

No, Russian grass grows in any soil type.

When is the best time to plant Russian grass?

Russian grass can be planted any time during the year.

Should it be irrigated or watered?

Yes, established plants should be watered once a week. Adequate irrigation will promote optimal growth.

Should I apply fetrilizer?

We reccomend that fertilizer should be applied twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. (150kg a hectare)

Analytic Test Results:

Here are the analytic test results, performed by NviroTek Laboratories. NviroTek Laboratories is an independent national, world class analytical facility for Agriculture in Southern Africa.


Sample Identification
Perchloric Acid: Nitric Acid
Dry Mass Used (g) 0.25
Volume Used (ml) 50
Units mg/l mg/kg
Calcium as Ca 25 5 800
Magnesium as Mg 25 5 400
Sodium as Na 2.39 478
Potassium as K 168.5 33 700
Phosphorus as P 12 4 200
Kjeldahl Nitrogen (mg/g) 36.5
Protien (%) 22.81