COOL SEASON GRASSES
Balin Kentucky Bluegrass is probably the most widely used Kentucky bluegrass on the planet. It has shown superior winter hardiness to many other bluegrass varieties and its relatively tall growth habit makes it a much better forage producer than the common bluegrass that most producers are used to. If there is moisture, it will will stay green into the summer almost as long as tall fescue.
Typically, 70% of bluegrass production is before June, hence its nickname "June Grass". Balin extends the growing period as long as there is moisture. Keeping a stubble height over two - 3 inches increases tillering. Balin can thrive on a more relaxed management system due to its superior summer production. Therefore, early heavy grazing prevents overmature, low quality forage. Keeping a stubble height at 2 to 2-1/2 inches encourages tillering. Balin can thrive with a more relaxed management program due to its superior summer production.
Balin is much faster to establish at 17 days than any other Bluegrass which usually take between 21 and 28 days.
Balin can thrive on an intensive grazing situation due to its rhizomatous root structure, however, you will stress any other companion grasses to their demise with this heavy grazing.
- Rapid establishment for a bluegrass
- High yielding
- Drought tolerant
- Extremely winter hardy
- High forage quality
Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6