MIXTURE D SEEDS  for pasture

 

40%

Smooth Bromegrass, Carlton

30%

Orchardgrass

20%

Timothy, Climax

5%

Alsike Clover

5%

Red Clover

 

Mixture D is recommended primarily as a pasture mixture especially for the black soil or grey wooded zones. This mixture will provide a long term pasture with fall regrowth.


 
  • Smooth Bromegrass is suitable for a variety of soil and climate conditions. It is best adapted to the moister parts of the Dark Brown, the Black and the Gray Wooded Soil Areas and the Irrigated Areas but will adapt to a wide range of growing conditions.Smooth Bromegrass is winter hardy, fairly alkali tolerant and moderately tolerant of acid and saline soils.Smooth Bromegrass is used extensively as a high yielding grass for both hay & pasture. It is a high producing grass for grazing; the majority of the production occurs in the spring and early summer, goes dormant during the summer, and some slow regrowth in late summer and fall.

    Smooth Bromegrass is higher in protein and lower in energy than many of the other grass species at the same stages of maturity.

  • 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 well adapted for hay production and is an excellent grass for pasture that will be preferentially grazed by livestock in mixed stands.

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

  • 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 suitable for both hay production and for pasture.

    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.
  • Red Clover is best adapted to areas with cool, moderate temperatures and moist conditions such as the gray wooded soils.Red Clover will tolerate acid soils with a pH as low as 5.0, it is not adapted to poorly drained soils and does not tolerate saline soils.