PARKLAND SEED MIXTURE WITH MEADOW BROMEGRASS

 

25%

Meadow Bromegrass

15%

Orchardgrass, Kay

15%

Perennial Ryegrass

15%

Timothy, Climax

10%

Creeping Red Fescue

10%

Tall Fescue

5%

Alfalfa, Hannas High Tech Brand

5%

Alsike Clover

 

This Parkland Mixture is an extremely popular and successful blend in the black and grey wooded zones. The very high palatability of Meadow bromegrass infers that this mixture is an excellent choice for grazing. The assortment of grasses and legumes provides an excellent, high quality, very palatable, nutritious and high yielding mixture for producers.


 
  • Meadow Brome grows well on the moister parts of the dark brown, black, grey wooded soil and irrigated areas of the province.Meadow Brome is very winter hardy and drought tolerant. It does not tolerate flooding but will tolerate moderately acid to alkaline soils.Meadow Brome is an excellent pasture grass as it starts growing early in the spring, regrows quickly after grazing in a rotational grazing program, and grows throughout the summer.Meadow Brome produces high quality hay either in a mixture or as a pure stand with good regrowth for more than one cutting or late summer grazing.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Perennial Ryegrass is a moderately winter hardy grass that is adapted to the moist parts of the black, grey wooded soils and the irrigated areas.Perennial Ryegrass is good for grazing, grows quickly and can be utilized within two months of planting.Perennial Ryegrass works well as an annual or short lived perennial in a rotational grazing program and yields a palatable, nutritious forage when grazed heavily.
  • 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.

  • The Hannas High Tech Alfalfa Brand is a blend of 5 certified Alfalfa varieties. The blend consists of three tap root (standard) varieties, one multi leaf and one creeping root variety. The standard varieties indicate good cold tolerance, good drought tolerance, very good winterhardiness. Useful in one to two cut harvest programs and in intensively managed grazing programs. The creeping rooted variety is extremely winterhardy and drought tolerant.
  • 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.

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