Brachiaria is tolerant of water logging, salinity and very acid soils.
It is very resistant to heavy grazing and standing high stocking rates over the wet season. Sound management is needed as it should not be allowed to become too rank. It is aggressive against weeds and also legumes.
Guinea Grass is a clump-forming perennial which grows best in warm frost-free areas. The deep, dense and fibrous root system allows guinea grass to survive long drought periods. It performs best on well drained soils with good fertility in high rainfall regions.
Guinea grass has withstood heavy continuous grazing with stocking rates of 2.5 beasts per ha for long periods under rainfall of 3,000mm per year. It will perform better under rotational grazing.