Globally, freshwater scarcity and deterioration of groundwater quantity and quality are becoming more of a problem. The number of crops that can be effectively cultivated is limited because of the effects. The improved pasture species, Panicum maximum and Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana), have been progressively farmed due to its high dry matter production, favourable cultivation economics, and superiority over other grasses. This aspect needs a thorough understanding of the feed quality of various grasses. The primary goal of this review is to judge the quality and quantity of C. gayana and P. maximum. Total dry matter yield, Crop growth (CG) and mean of the growth rate with plant height were highest in P. maximum while lowest in C. gayana. Crude protein (CP %) was higher in Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) i.e., 6.73 % followed by Rhodes grass (C. gayana) (6.67 %) and Finger grass (Digitaria swazilandensis) (6.20 %). C. gayana achieved the highest total digestible nutrients (57.82 %) than P. maximum.

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Received: Mar 20, 2023; Accepted: Apr 18, 2023; Published: Jun 30, 2024

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