High quality feed
This variety is a leafier grass than Smuts finger grass and has a higher production potential in specific areas. The indications are that it also makes superior foggage. Excellent Palatability and disease tolerance. Longevity (years) is 10+.
GATTON grows in most soil types providing they are well-drained, moist and fertile, although some varieties are tolerant of lower fertility and poorer drainage. Tolerance of low soil pH and high Al+++ saturation is also variable.
It is important to keep in mind that this variety requires fertile soils, is intolerant of water-logging, intolerant of heavy grazing and becomes stemmy in not cut out grazed frequently.