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Smooth Bromegrass
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Smooth Bromegrass (Bromus inermis L.)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 3 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 136,000
  • Seeding rate: 12-14 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: frost seed, early spring, or late summer before August 15
  • Forms dense sod
  • Good for stored feed, can be used for intensive pasture
  • Hay is preferred by horse owners

Advantages

  • good quality possible
  • good spring and fall production
  • adapted to droughty soils
  • may retain quality with maturity better than other species

Concerns

  • large, fluffy seed can make seeding difficult
  • poor persistence under 3-4 cut system
  • not suitable in mixture with alfalfa
  • not adapted to poorly-drained soils

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