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COOL SEASON GRASSES

Bromegrass

DESCRIPTION

Bromegrass is a diverse family with species that range from annuals to long lived perennials. In our program, we concentrate on improved bromes that give increased yield and faster emergence than some other varieties. All bromes are large-seeded and care must be taken to make sure the seed doesn't bridge in the drill. Also, Bromes need to be seeded at the correct depth. Broadcasting is not recommended.

MANAGEMENT

Bromegrass requires high fertility levels and well-drained soils. Recommended seeding depth is ½ inch.


Hakari Alsakan Bromegrass
  • Late maturing and very high yielding
  • Higher feed quality than orchardgrass and holds quality even if in seed head
  • Fast to establish but persists for only 3 years
  • Difficult to establish unless seeded in monoculture

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Fleet Meadow Brome
  • More tolerant to grazing and higher in both yield and forage quality
  • It has excellent palatability and is a super dry-weather grass
  • Heading date similar to mid-range orchardgrass

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6