Chiefton Reed Canarygrass
- Chiefton is a high yielding, low alkaloid variety suitable for grazing or haying
- The most improved cultivar and highest yielding o the market
- Winter-hardy (-30 deg F) and very persistent
$45.00 – $375.00
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A tall-growing, high yielding, sod forming perennial grass. Excellent winter hardiness, persistence and disease resistance. Excellent quality if cut/grazed early.
Harvested as silage or hay, or used for pasture. Excellent quality if cut/ grazed early. Plant in pure stands or mixed with legumes.
Well adapted to wet soils, tolerant to both poor drainage and drought conditions. Mature stands can persist in standing water. Tolerant of acidic soils.
Poor competitor as a seedling and slow to establish. Palatability good when maintained in early- to midvegetative stages. Manage grazing and rest periods: begin grazing at 10-12” and remove animals at 4-5”. Will not tolerate close grazing. For hay, cut at least three times per year.
March-May, Aug. 1-25
8-10 lbs/acre alone or 2-4 lbs/acre in a mix.
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