Weeping lovegrass Imperial, Eragrostis curvula (Schrad) Nees, variety of arid and semiarid lands [llorón Imperial, Eragrostis curvula (Schrad) Nees, variedad de pasto para zonas áridas y semiáridas] Article uri icon


  • The weeping lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) is a perennial specie, native to South Africa, from good forage value that adapts well to a wide range of soils and climatic conditions. The Imperial variety of weeping lovegrass comes from collections made in Central and Northern Mexico. It was assessed in arid and semi-arid zones in rainfed and irrigation from 1986 until the record in 2008. The registration granted by the National Service of inspection and certification of seeds (SNICS) is ERA-001-060608. To date, the first variety recorded for this specie in Mexico. The mean dry matter annual production per hectarea of this variety performance ranges between 896 y 1,947, mean of 1,200 under rainfed conditions and between 3,150 y 6,100 under irrigation conditions. This grass is tolerant to drought, easy settlement and rapid growth, is palatable to livestock, grazing-resistant and tolerant to salinity. It is used for the recovery of degraded rangeland and conservation of soil in grassland of arid and semi-arid zones in Mexico. © 2018 INIFAP-CENID Parasitologia Veterinaria. All rights reserved.

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  • 2018-01-01