BUFFEL Laredo® Brand

Cenchrus ciliaris and/or Pennisetum ciliare (L.)

Buffel Laredo® Brand Grass

Warm Season
Buffel Laredo® Brand grass is a warm season bunch grass that was developed and selected for increased forage production with the added advantage of blight tolerance. Buffel Laredo® Brand is a blend of four varieties:
PS-711 (Pecos® Buffel)
It is primarily used for cattle (and other livestock) grazing and hay production.
Adaptation and Maintenance: Buffel Laredo® Brand grass can tolerate droughts, heavy grazing and is a high seed producer allowing it to propagate easily. It response very good to fertilizer. While it is a very heat and drought tolerant grass, it is not as cold tolerant. However, other varieties of Buffel grass can do well in the colder climates.

Plant Variety Protected & sold as certified seed only.

Growth Rate: 4 ft
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerance: Low
(we have other more cold tolerant varieties)
Minimum Rainfall: 12 inches
Seeding Rate : 3-5 Lbs/Acre
(It is important to consider the Pure Live Seed % of the seed and planting efficiency to determine rate)
Planting Time: March 1st - Mid December
(planting time window depends on the region that you are located and rain considerations)
When soil temperature is 65F or higher
Planting Depth: 1/4 inches
Soil Adaptation: Both Sandy or Clay Soils
Starter Fertilizer (15-15-15)
at a rate of 200 Lbs/acre is a catch all rule of thumb; however, if you have a fresh root plow on virgin brush, you may not need to fertilize. Soil samples can be taken and analyzed for N-P-K requirements.
Maintenance Fertilizer: (30-10-0)
is a typical fertilizer used to restore the nitrogen depletion during the grazing or baling process. Again, soil sample analysis can tell you more accurately what type on how much fertilizer you need.