Moha [Setaria italica], also known as ‘Hungarian Moha’ or ‘Panizo’, is a very short-cycle, summer annual grass. It is the fastest growing summer fodder crop and has traditionally been used as a conserved fodder, mainly as hay, in milk and meat production systems.

The potential for production and accumulation of dry matter in a short period, with good nutritional quality and its suitability for haymaking or silage, make it one of the three summer fodder reserves suitable for humid and sub-humid temperate and warm temperate-warm areas, together with maize and sorghum.

Our Mohas seeds

In collaboration with INTA since 2005, we have been working on agreements for the breeding and development of Moha cultivars, which are better adapted and more productive. More than 6 varieties have been developed with different characteristics and evolution, which over the years, after trials in different areas and as a result of experience, have converged into three varieties of Moha with different but complementary purposes.

General characteristics:

  • Annual, summer annual grass.
  • Its cycle varies between: 80 – 120 days
  • Tolerant to water deficit
  • Adapts to soils of varying fertility (not very demanding).
  • High response to the addition of nitrogen
  • Suitable for haymaking or silage
  • Excellent stubble accumulation
  • Low cost of implantation
  • Very hardy crop against diseases and pests.

Sowing time: From OCTOBER to JANUARY (depending on the area)

Sowing density: 20-30 kg/ha

Sowing depth: 2-3 cm.

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Recommendations for use

Moha Carapé Plus Inta

Adapted to direct grazing due to its good leaf/stem ratio, its production of tillers and its good regrowth capacity.
First grazing can be done 30-35 days after germination (30-40 cm in height).

Dual purpose moha multi-line (for grazing and haymaking).

Adapted to environments with production limitations.

It is very suitable for high production systems, both for meat and milk.

Moha Nará Inta

Less susceptible to tipping
Longer cycle
Higher forage production in short periods

Ideal for early cutting when looking for higher quality forage for animal categories with greater requirements. Although the best time to make the most of the crop is during the haying period, due to the greater production of forage with an adequate nutritional value.

Moha Yaguané Plus Inta

Multiline of moha for hay, high forage production potential in a short period (55-70 days).
Increased height and higher tillering capacity

It is very suitable for high production farms, both for meat and milk.