Smooth Bromegrass

CHARACTERISTICS
Planting Rate 20-25 LBS per Acre
Plant Height 3 FT
Seed Count 236,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Bromus inermis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Partial Shade to Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils
Grazing Value Very Good
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Description

Smooth Bromegrass

 

An introduced, but naturalized cool season forage type grass that originated from Europe in the late 1800's. Smooth Bromegrass once established, will create a dense sod for erosion control and weed suppression. If a component in a mix, it should be less than 40% of the total mixture, as it could dominate the established stand in the long run.

 

  • Slower to germinate and establish compared other cool season grasses
  • Aggressive rhizomes create dense sod once established
  • Seed as a monoculture or a component in a mixture
  • Highly effective as an erosion control mixture component
  • Mature height of 3 feet
  • Long-lived perennial
  • Can be difficult to eradicate once established
  • Not a short-term solution for soil erosion or pasture grass
  • If seeded as a monoculture, adding a nurse crop will aid in faster establishment
  • Smooth bromegrass is highly palatable and is high in protein content but relatively low in crude-fiber content

 

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