Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Good potential for pangola grass


Digitaria decumbens, Pastures, Yields, Western Australia, South west region (W.A.)

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Pangola grass (Digitaria decumbens) is a low growing, creeping perennial. A native of South Africa, it is widely used in many wet coastal areas, especially tropical areas, and in Queensland is commonly sown in irrigated pastures for dairy and beef production.

Although almost unknown to farmers in Western Australia, pangola grass has been tested here for some time by the CSIRO and more recently by the Department of Agriculture.

This article reports an experiment comparing kikuyu, paspalum and pangola grasses under typical South-West irrigation conditions.


This article is attached to 'Calcium and phosphorus requirements in lupin seed rations for pigs' N W. Godfrey Vol 16 No2 p55

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