Orchardgrass

CHARACTERISTICS
Variety Potomac
Planting Rate 15-20 LBS per Acre
Plant Height 3-4 FT
Seed Count 416,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Dactylis glomerata
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun to Partial Shade
Preferred Sites Mesic Soils
Grazing Value Very Good
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Description

Orchardgrass

 

Orchardgrass is an introduced, cool season, forage-type grass that is found in much of the United States and Canada. This long-lived perennial bunchgrass is a valued specie in pastures and rangelands.

 

  • Potomac variety is a high quality forage variety and is early maturing
  • With good management, high forage output is possible
  • Very good forage quality for all classes of livestock and wildlife
  • Seeding dates of March to May and August to September
  • Allow grazing after 4 inch height and allow for a recovery period to prevent over-grazing
  • Highly palatable for all classes of livestock and wildlife
  • Very good shade tolerance
  • 3-4 mature heights
  • Adapts best to mesic, medium textured soils

 

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