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Redtop
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Redtop (Agrostis gigantea Roth. = A. alba L., auct. Am.)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 2 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 4,990,000
  • Seeding rate: 3-6 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: early spring, late summer
  • Naturalized grass used for pasture in the past
  • Quick cover for grass waterways, diversions and roadbanks

Advantages

  • easy to establish, fast germination
  • good tolerance to acid and poorly-drained soils
  • higher yields than most grasses that volunteer on poor soils

Concerns

  • low yield potential
  • low forage quality
  • not adapted to heavy soils that are droughty in summer
  • not competitive on fertile soils

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