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Reed CanarygrassPhalaris arundinacea L.

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Longevity:

Perennial

Palatability:

Low

Winter Hardiness:

Good

Growth Habit:

Sod, Rhizomatous.

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Cool or Warm Season:

Cool

Use and Comments:

High-yielding, cool season pasture (immature stages only), hay, soil conservation; AY-60.

Distribution in U.S.:

Northern half.

Height:

24-72 inches.

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Soil
Drainage:

Very Poorly Drained

Fertility:

Medium-High

pH:

5.8-8.2

 
 
Seed
Color:

Bare seed shiny gray to olive brown; often covered by lemma and palea.

Shape:

Oblong and pointed at base.

Other Characteristics:
Two hairy bristles at base oseeds (most rubbed off during commercial handling).

Pounds Per Bushel:

44-48

Seeds Per Pound:

533,000

Seeding Rate:

6-8 pounds PLS per acre.

Seeding Date (Indiana):

Mar 1-May 1 or Aug 1-Sept 1

Emergence Time (Days):

21

Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):

70-85


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For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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