Buffelgrass, Laredo® Brand

“LAREDO” Brand Blight Tolerant Buffelgrass Blend (Pennisetum Ciliare)

Introduction: Laredo Buffelgrass® was developed and selected for increased forage production with the added advantage of blight tolerance. Laredo has the same nutritional value as Common Buffelgrass, however has consistently produced over 25-30% more forage on an annual basis over Common and other commercially available buffelgrass varieties.

The added blight tolerance of the new Laredo Buffelgrass® provides a sense of security against the damaging and devastating effects of buffelgrass leaf blight. With increased forage production, excellent forage quality and disease tolerance, Laredo Brand Buffelgrass Blend is the new solution to the always difficult environment of south Texas and Northern Mexico.

Adaptation: Laredo Buffelgrass® is adapted to same area as Common Buffelgrass. Due to lack of cold tolerance, Laredo Buffelgrass® is restricted to areas south of San Antonio, TX and as far west as Eagle Pass, TX. Laredo performs best on a mixed soil type but performs equally well on sandier and heavier soils with good drainage.

Planting Information: Laredo Buffelgrass® is available in burr seed. Burr seed should be planted at a rate of 3-5 lbs seed per acre. Burr seed can be planted in rougher conditions without extensive seedbed preparation. Both types of seed should be planted at 1/4-1/2 inch deep when soil temps are above 65 degrees F.

Fertilization: Buffelgrass does not require as much fertilization as other improved forage grasses, however, it does respond well to fertilizer. Under grazing management, only maintenance fertility is required. If the Buffelgrass is used for hay production, higher rates of fertilizer are recommended for maximum production.

Plant Variety Protected & sold as certified seed only.

Growth Habit Growth Height Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Bunch 4 ft. High Low
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Time Planting
Planting Depths
12″ . 3-5 lbs/acre Burr 1/4-1/2″