LOWLAND SEED MIXTURE

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35%

Orchardgrass

25%

Timothy, Climax

20%

Creeping Red Fescue

10%

Alsike Clover

10%

Reed Canary Grass, Palaton

 

This Lowland Mixture was designed specifically for the moist areas of the black and grey wooded zones. All the components of this mixture exhibit good water tolerance making the Lowland mixture a good choice for areas that undergo spring flooding.


 
  • Orchardgrass grows best on moist, highly fertile, well drained soils and is best adapted to the warmer areas of the Gray Wooded Soils, the Black Soils receiving more than 450 cm (18 in) of precipitation and the areas under irrigation.Orchardgrass is moderately winter hardy and will withstand short periods of drought.

    Orchardgrass is moderately tolerant of acid and saline conditions but will not tolerate alkaline conditions.

    Orchardgrass is a high yielding grass species that regrows quickly to yield more than one crop or cutting per year and starts to grow fairly early in the spring.

    Orchardgrass is the most shade tolerant and one of the most digestible and palatable grass species.

  • Creeping Red Fescue is adapted to the black and grey wooded soils areas and the irrigated area. It is winter hardy, does best in high rainfall areas, and tolerates spring flooding and water logged soils for a short period of time.Creeping Red Fescue tolerates acid soils and some soil salinity.

    Creeping Red Fescue is very suitable for grazing as it has good spring production, slower summer growth and vigorous growth from late summer to freeze up.

    Creeping Red Fescue tolerates heavy grazing pressure and livestock do well on it.

    Ungrazed stands will cure on the stem retaining the green colour and nutritive value.

  • Timothy is adapted to the wetter parts of the Black and the Gray Wooded Soil areas and the irrigated area.Timothy is winter hardy, tolerant of acid soil conditions (pH <5.5) and is suited for use on low lying peat soils. It withstands some spring flooding and thrives on waterlogged soils but does not tolerate shade, drought, alkalinity or salinity.

    Timothy is high in energy and low in protein compared to other grasses.

    Climax is a medium to late maturing timothy, erect and tall growing, fine stemmed, and very leafy.

  • Alsike Clover grows best in parts of Area #3 and in Areas #4 and #5. It is well adapted to low moist areas and can withstand spring flooding for up to six weeks.Alsike Clover is extremely cold and frost tolerant – very winter hardy. It is well suited to acid soils (pH <6.0), tolerates alkaline conditions but does not tolerate salinity, drought and high temperatures.

    The bloat hazard of Alsike Clover is similar to that of Alfalfa.

  • Reed Canary Grass is adapted to the wet areas of the dark brown, black and gray wooded soil areas.Reed Canary Grass is very winter hardy, tolerates acid and some alkaline conditions but will not grow on saline soils.

    Reed Canary Grass will withstand flooding for up to two months and is very tolerant of water logged soils.