Buffelgrass, Pecos® Brand

“PECOS” Brand Blight & Cold Tolerant Buffelgrass Blend (Pennisetum Ciliare)

Introduction: Pecos Buffelgrass® was developed and selected for increased cold tolerance with the added advantage of blight tolerance and improved forage production. Pecos has the same nutritional value as Common Buffelgrass, however has consistently produced over 30% more forage on an annual basis over Common and other commercially available buffelgrass varieties. The added blight tolerance of the new Pecos Buffelgrass® provides a sense of security against the damaging and devastating effects of buffelgrass leaf blight.

Adaptation: Our Tests indicate with increased cold tolerance, Pecos Buffelgrass® will be adapted 150 miles further north than Common Buffelgrass. This is approximately 150 miles north of I-10 or San Antonio, TX. Pecos performs best on a mixed soil type but performs equally well on sandier and heavier soils with good drainage.

Planting Information: Pecos Buffelgrass® is available in burr seed. 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 a maintenance fertility is required. If the Buffelgrass is used for hay production, higher rates of fertilizer are recommended for maximum production.

Disclaimer: Because the past several winters were relatively mild, Pogue Agri Partners makes no claims or gives any warranty as to the survivability of “Pecos” brand Buffelgrass. Pogue Agri Partners does claim that “Pecos” brand Buffelgrass has exhibited better cold tolerance than Common or Nueces Buffelgrass.

Plant Variety Protected & sold as certified seed only.

Growth Habit Growth Height Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Bunch 2-4 ft. Good Poor
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Time Planting (Drilled) Planting (Broadcast) Planting Depths
12″ . 3.5 lbs/acre 2-4 PLS/acre 1/4-1/2″
Growth Habit Growth Height
Bunch 2-4 ft.
Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
High Good
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Time
12″ .
Planting
Rates
(Burr)
Planting Depths
3-5 lbs/acre Burr 1/4-1/2″