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Prairie Grass
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Prairiegrass (Bromus willdenovii Knuth = B. cartharticus Vahl) (Variety = Matua)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 3 harvests/season
  • Seeding rate: 25 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: early spring, late summer before August 15
  • Type of bromegrass without rhizomes
  • Best management practices not well defined for Matua

Advantages

  • good yield potential, very palatable forage
  • tolerates heat, and droughty soils
  • very good growth in early spring and autumn

Concerns

  • does not persist in NYS
  • intolerant of poorly-drained soils

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