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Orchard Grass (Devour)

    Description

    Orchardgrass is a bunchgrass that regrows well through the summer and fall compared to most cool season grasses. New varieties such as Devour are much more drought tolerant and less susceptible to rust. As a result these varieties can be used in the Central Plains with good success. Orchardgrass is commonly seen in the wetter climates of the Eastern US and is a favorite among horse owners.

    Orchard Grass (Devour)

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      Seeding Rate: 10 lbs per acre.

        Description

        Orchardgrass is a bunchgrass that regrows well through the summer and fall compared to most cool season grasses. New varieties such as Devour are much more drought tolerant and less susceptible to rust. As a result these varieties can be used in the Central Plains with good success. Orchardgrass is commonly seen in the wetter climates of the Eastern US and is a favorite among horse owners.
        When is the right time to plant?

        Orchard Grass (Devour) has a minimum germination temp of 40 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential none
        Seeds/lb 540000
        C/N at Maturity Medium
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Medium Fibrous
        Cold Kill -20 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 4 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity matures late spring days
        Lasting Residue Very Good
        Palatability Very Good
        Hay Harvest Very Good
        Regrowth Very Good
        Deep Compaction Fair
        Surface Compaction Excellent
        Weed Suppression Good
        Crimp Kill Difficult

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1/4"
        Min Germ Temp 40 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 10 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 20 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Good
        Drought Good
        Shade Excellent
        Wet Soil Fair
        Low Fertility Fair
        Low pH Soil Good
        High pH Salinity Poor
        High pH Calcareous Very Good

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