Smooth Bromegrass

CHARACTERISTICS
Planting Rate 20-25 lb per acre
Plant Height 3 Ft.
Seed Count 236,000 per lb.
Botanical Name Bromus inermis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Partial Shade to Full Sun
Grazing Value Very Good
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Description

Smooth Bromegrass is an introduced, but naturalized cool season forage type grass that originated from Europe in the late 1800's. A strong rhizomatous grass, smooth bromegrass is highly adaptable to many soil types, climates, and  use applications. Smooth Brome will thrive well as a single specie, or perform well as a component in mixes for pasture mixes or utility mixes. Smooth bromegrass once established, will create a dense sod for erosion control and weed suppression.

Smooth bromegrass if intended as a single specie, is best seeded with a cover crop, as it germinates and establishes at a slower rate compared to other cool season grasses. Added cover crop will aide in short term erosion control and weed suppression. If seeded as mix, smooth bromegrass should be less than 40% of the total mixture, as it could dominate the established stand in the long run.

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