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Legume
Legume Seed | Alfalfa | Alsike Clover | Birdsfoot Trefoil | Crownvetch | Hairyvetch |
Ladino Clover | Korean Lespedeza | Red Clover | Sweetclover | White Dutch Clove

Grass
Grass Seed | Orchardgrass | Tall Fescue | Perennial Ryegrass | K. Bluegrass | Timothy | Reed Canarygrass
Smooth Bromegrass | Big  Bluestem | Switchgrass | Indiangrass | Sorghum  X  Sudan | Sudangrass

Smooth BromegrassBromus inermis Leyss.

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Longevity:

Perennial

Palatability:

Very High

Winter Hardiness:

Good

Growth Habit:

Sod, Rhizomatous.

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Cool or Warm Season:

Cool

Use and Comments:

Medium to high-yielding, cool season pasture and hay (no more than 3 cut system when legume included), soil conservation.

Distribution in U.S.:

Northern half; most prevalent in upper Midwest.

Height:
20-40 inches.

Culm:
Round.

Leaves:

Slight constriction about midway from tip to collar forming M or W shape (not always present); no auricles present; round-edged ligule; cross section of leaf flat.

Inflorescence:
Open panicle; 5 to 11 florets per spikelet.


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Soil

Drainage:

Somewhat Poorly Drained

Fertility:

High

pH:

5.8-6.5

 
 
Seed

Color:

Grayish-tan lemma and palea tightly adheres to brown to purple caryopsis.

Shape:

Flat and oblong with brodest area toward one end.

Other Characteristics:

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Pounds Per Bushel:

14

Seeds Per Pound:

138,000

Seeding Rate:

10-15 pounds PLS per acre.

Seeding Date (Indiana):

Feb 1-May1 or Aug 1-Sept 1

Emergence Time (Days):

14

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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