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Grass
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TimothyPhleum pratense L.

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Longevity:

Perennial

Palatability:

High

Winter Hardiness:

Good

Growth Habit:

Bunchgrass

Drought Tolerance:

Poor

Cool or Warm Season:

Cool

Use and Comments:

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

Distribution in U.S.:

Upper Midwest and Northeast.

Height:
20-40 inches.
Round.
Leaves:
Cilia on leaf margin and shoulders; no auricles present; lacerated ligule; cross section of leaf blade flat.
Inflorescence:
Compact and spikelike panicle; 1 floret per spikelet.

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Soil
Drainage:
Somewhat Poorly Drained
Fertility:
Medium
pH:
5.4-6.2
 
 
Seed
Color:
Light tan.
Shape:
Wedge-shaped; bare seed round with thin, silvery lemma attached.
Pounds Per Bushel:
45
Seeds Per Pound:
1,230,000
Seeding Rate:
3-6 pounds PLS per acre (heavier rate for spring planting).
Seeding Date (Indiana):
Feb 1-May1 or Aug 1-Sept 1
Emergence Time (Days):
10
Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):
60-85

 

 

 

 

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

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