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High Quality Field Grasses
Lewis Pasture Mix -
34.50 % Kentucky 31Tall Fescue - 24.25 % Potomac Orchard Grass-
15.75 % Perennial Ryegrass -
10.50% Climax Timothy - 7.25% Medium Red Clover
50# Bag covers 2 Acres
Hermitage Mixture (Horse Pasture Mix) - Kentucky Bluegrass 29.50 % - Fawn Low Endo Fescue 24.50% Potomac Orchardgrass 16.00% - Climax Timothy 9.75% - Linn Perennial Ryegrass 7.00% Kenland Clover 3.95% Ladino Clover 3.30% 50# Bag covers 2 Acres
Tall Fescue, KY-31 - was established from original plants found in Kentucky. Originally introduced from Europe, it adapted itself to soil conditions of the Kentucky region, and has since gained importance because of its ability to adapt to a wide variety of other types of soils, including poorly drained areas. KY-31 is a cool season, aggressive, perennial bunchgrass which grows to a height of three to four feet. This plant has short creeping rootstocks which develop into a uniform, thick sod. It is robust, rather coarse and long-lived. KY-31 has dark green leaves with a spreading seed head. Tall Fescue is widely adapted to sub humid climatic conditions and t irrigated areas. It has however, a fibrous root system that reaches a depth of five feet which makes good use of sub-soil moisture. Tall Fescue adapts well to poorly drained soils that are either acid or alkaline. It produces more on sandstone-shale based soils than other cool season grasses. Tall Fescue is one of the more drought resistant plant s of the cool season group, and will maintain itself under rather limited fertility. KY-31 requires a moist, weed-free, firm seedbed. Fescue grown along with legumes can minimize the problems sometimes associated with pure fescue stands. To get the best results from fescue, it should be clipped after seed harvest is complete. Fescue will withstand closer grazing and more abuse than most cool-season grasses, but it can be overgrazed to the point that vigor and production of the next season is reduced. Use of rotation grazing has proven successful, by allowing the plants a period of regrowth after heavy grazing.
RED RIVER CRABGRASS
PLANTING DATES - APRIL TO JUNE; SEEDING RATES - 2 TO 3 PLS pounds / ACRE;PLANTING DEPTH-SURFACE TO NO MORE THAN 1/2 INCH.
Red River crabgrass (Digitaria ciliais) is a
reseeding, warm season, annual grass, released by the SAMUEL ROBERTS NOBEL FONDATION, of
Ardmore, Oklahoma.It is the first known proven crabgrass variety, and for the first time,
it provides a crabgrass forage of known type and potential. It was a single plant
selection in a naturalized stand.
Ryegrass (Annual Italian Ryegrass) - Annual Ryegrass is a bunchgrass which grows 2 to 3 feet tall. The seed have awns. Annual Ryegrass is used as a winter cover crop, silage, haylage, hay, and for temporary summer cover and erosion control. Ryegrass has a remarkable ability to establish under dry and otherwise unfavorable conditions such as in standing corn and t make a heavy sod in a short time after seeding. Ryegrass, which goes into the winter with considerable growth, is frequently killed by leaf disease during the winter and/or early spring. When included in seeding mixtures with other forage or turf species, ryegrass germinates and establishes quickly, giving rapid cover; however, this ready establishment and rapid growth frequently slows or prevents the establishment of more desirable, permanent species. Ryegrass will start by seeding during early spring or late summer. Late fall seedings are usually successful, but severe heaving may cause serious stand losses. SEEDING RATE - Seed at 20 pounds/ acre
Wintermore Annual Forage Ryegrass
WINTERMORE Annual Ryegrass Brand is a blend of two elite, proprietary annual ryegrass varieties. WINTERMORE was designed to deliver outstanding yields and hold up to the cold temperatures that can hinder fall establishment and winter survival in the transition zone and further north. WINTERMORE combines the superior cold tolerance and excellent disease resistance of Winterhawk with the consistent high yields of DH-3. WINTERMORE annual ryegrass also offers quick establishment, excellent palatability and good transition back to permanent grasses. If you are looking for an annual ryegrass that will deliver consistent high yields superior cold tolerance and excellent disease resistance, then WINTERMORE is your brand
Ryegrass (Perennial English Ryegrass) - Perennial ryegrass is somewhat shorter and more coarse than annual ryegrass. The seed are awnless.
Varieties - Linn is an improved variety of perennial ryegrass.
Several turf type ryegrasses that are finer textured and darker in color have been developed. These are decumbent, provide a dense turf and are more compatible with Kentucky bluegrass. They also have increased tolerance to snowmold and resistance to striped smut and rust.
Orchardgrass - Orchardgrass is a tall-growing, high yielding perennial bunchgrass. It makes more summer growth than the other cool-season grasses. Orghardgrass is an excellent pasture grass because of its persistent summer growth. It is presently being used in many summer pastures. Orchardgrass also persists well with alfalfa, better than other grasses under an intensive system of cutting. It is especially compatible in combination with the "Flemish" type alfalfas for hay production. Orchardgrass is easily established during the spring and August seeding periods. Seedings made in the fall at the time sowing winter grains are seldom successful. Orchardgrass is an early maturing grass. It becomes more coarse and unpalatable at maturity, thus proper timing of harvest is of great importance in in orchardgrass management. Orchardgrass should be harvested as seed heads begin to emerge in boot state in order to harvest a quality, digestible product. HARVEST - varieties which are later maturing, leafier and finer stemmed than the "common type" orchardgrass have been developed in recent years. These later maturing varieties of orchardgrass are compatible with the "Flemish" type alfalfas and are recommended for the production of quality forage.
Commom (not a variety) matures early and decreases rapidly in quality with maturity.
Potomac matures at essentially the same time as common; however, it is more leafy and fine stemmed than common..
Seeding Rate - for hay - 2 pounds / acre where legume
Timothy - (Herd's Grass) Timothy is a cool season, shallow rooted, erect, leafy bunchgrass. Individual timothy plants are biennial, however, stands of timothy are maintained perennially by vegetative reproduction from the corms. Due to its adaptation to cool, moist climates and shallow rot system, timothy makes little summer growth following the first cutting. Timothy is commonly used in a haymixture with red clover. The maturity of red clover and timothy are similar. Timothy may be used with the later maturing varieties (Vernal types) of alfalfa. This usually results in an alfalfa dominant forage. Timothy is not well suited as a pasture grass, due to its reduced summer growth and lack of vigor. HARVEST - Suggested harvest would be Boot State, for best quality. Timothy is easily established in winter grains. Satisfactory stands are less certain from spring seedings. Timothy may be august seeded.
SEEDING RATE - In
winter grain - 1 to 2 pounds/acre
Variential difference in timothy are primarily date of maturity differences. Varying maturity dates providing a spread to optimum date of harvest. The following is a listing by maturity.
Clair - very early- relatively coarse
Sunnit Timothy - Featuring a maturity date that closely coincides with legumes, Toro allows producers to harvest mixed seedings at peak nutritional value. This extra-leafy, fine-stemmed variety is ideal for pasture or hay and offers good leaf-disease resistance. Well suited for both northern and southern climates, Toro is a fast growing variety that adds important nutritional value to your livestock rations
German Foxtail Millet - is an annual warm-season grass which grows from 2 to 5 feet tall under cultivation. Foxtail millet was cultivated in China as early as 2700 B.C. and later introduced into Europe. Seed has been found in early remains such as those of the Swiss lake dwellings of the stone age. Introduced into the United States in 1849, it is grown throughout the Great Plains region. It can be grown in almost any area that has warm weather during the growing season and sufficient rain for any other crop. A number of varieties are recognized, the better known being German, Hungarian, Common, Siberian, and Kursk. Used as pasture, hay, and silage, this grass has largely been replaced by by sudan grass which is superior in quality and quantity of forage. Millet has a useful place in the cropping system to supply extra feed when pastures fail or the hay crop is short.
Sorghum Sudangrass - Sorghum is a coarse, annual grass. The stems are solid and grow in height from 2 to 15 feet. Leaves are alternate; a single leaf originates at each node. Internode determines the height of the plant. Sudangrass and Sorghum - sudangrass crosses are the most important of this group for forage purposes. They are generally used as an emergency crop, being used as pasture, silage, greenchop and sometimes hay. Their ability to produce during mid-summer when many permanent pastures are not productive, is their greatest attribute. Sorghum and sorghum-sudangrass crosses should be planted after soil is warm, second week after corn, until mid July. SEEDING RATE - Sudangrass - 30-50 pounds per acre
Sorghum - Sudangrass Crosses - 35-40 pounds per acre
Hybrid Pearl Millet - Mil-Hy Hybrid Pearl Millet with forage characteristics that give the plant hybrid vigor for more faster production. It is a tall growing (8 to 10 feet), warm season annual grass. The stems grow in thick clumps with abundant leaves 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide, growing two to three feet long. As in any crop, rich soils produce best, however, Mil-Hy has the ability to produce in low fertility, sandy soils or heavy eroded soils especially if fertilized initially, and top dressed with nitrogen after each cutting for hay, or heavy grazing. Mil-Hy, under favorable conditions, can be cut several times in a season, producing enormous amounts of fodder. Mil-Hy is resistant to Iron Chlorosis (yellowing out), and has good drought tolerance yet responds well to moisture. Mil-Hy is immune to most leaf diseases that affect Sorghum-Sudan type forage crops. Best grazing is provided before seed-heads develop. If grown for hay, it should be cut just as a few heads appear. Crimping while cutting will speed up curing. For best grazing it is recommended that pasture rotation be used. Mil-Hy will be ready to graze in 4 to 6 weeks. After grazing, cut the stalks back about 6 inches to allow uniform regrowth. (If cut for hay, leave 6 inch stubble.) Allow the plants to reach 18 to 24 inches before regrazing. Mil-Hy should be planted whenever soil temperatures and no fear of frost are favorable. Mil-Hy can be planted anytime during the warm season if sufficient moisture is present. A recommended seeding rate is 15 to 25 pounds broadcast. It is highly photosensitive and grows faster during long daylight days.
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