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Kentucky Bluegrass
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Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 3 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 2,177,000
  • Seeding rate: 10-15 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: frost seed, early spring, late summer before August 15
  • Sod forming grass, shallow root system
  • Survives in infertile, overgrazed pastures
  • Good for grazing only, especially horse pastures

Advantages

  • good quality possible
  • good tolerance to close grazing
  • withstands animal traffic

Concerns

  • very low yield potential
  • poor drought and heat tolerance, dormant in summer
  • not suited to poorly-drained soils

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