Black Spear Grass

$396.00 (GST Inc.)

Black Spear grass is a significant northern pasture grass. It is less suitable for sheep grazing when seed is being produced because of the damage caused by the sharp seeds. Many areas once dominated by Black Spear grass and Kangaroo grass have been heavily grazed with a subsequent increase in annuals and broad-leafed weeds. Black Spear grass can be used to regenerate overgrazed pastures and with careful management, the plants may last for many years. It often occurs naturally along with Queensland Bluegrass and provides good grazing for cattle at times when the Bluegrass is less palatable.

Tolerance

  • Light grazing
  • High temperatures
  • A wide variety of soils
  • Drought tolerant

Soils

This species grows on a wide variety of soil types from sandy loams to clay loams. It is less common on heavy clay soils or soils with poor drainage.

Uses

Black Spear grass is a significant pasture grass in northern Australia. It is less suitable for sheep grazing when seed is being produced because of the damage caused by the sharp seeds. Many areas once dominated by Black Spear grass and Kangaroo grass have been heavily grazed with a subsequent increase in annuals and broad-leafed weeds. Black Spear grass can be used to regenerate overgrazed pastures and with careful management, the plants may last for many years. It often occurs naturally along with Queensland Bluegrass and provides good grazing for cattle at times when the Bluegrass is less palatable.

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