$30.00 – $225.00
A leafy, deep-rooted, sod-forming, very persistent perennial grass. Forage quality compares with other cool-season grasses. Matures later in the spring than orchardgrass and makes less summer growth, but is much more winter hardy.
Suitable for hay or long-term pasture.
Grows best on well-drained silt-loam or clay-loam soils.
Slow to establish; rarely provides a productive crop until second year. Begin grazing at 8-10”. Stop when grass is 4”. Optimal re-growth period of 28-35 days between grazing. Low tolerance to 3- and 4-cut hay systems. Survives but goes dormant during drought and temperature extremes. In pure stand, requires early spring and fall applications of N to maintain high yields.
March-May, August 1-31
15 lbs/ac alone or 2-5 lbs/ac w/ alfalfa.
Seed meadow brome or Alaska brome for haying applications, smooth brome for long-term pastures.