Brome grasses require high fertility levels and well-drained soils.

Description

There are at least three major families of bromegrass: Smooth, Meadow and Mountain or Alaskan. However, only two of these, Meadow and Mountain, have been improved by European breeding programs. Improved bromegrass is quick to establish and provides a high quality, high yielding forage that works well as a companion with alfalfa.

Management

Bromegrass requires high fertility levels and well-drained soils. Recommended seeding depth is 1/2".

Smooth

Description:

  • Sod-forming grass
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Excellent overwintering ability
  • Early heading
Hakari

Description:

  • Late maturing and very high yielding
  • Higher feed quality than orchardgrass and holds quality even if in seed head
  • It is fast to establish but persists for only 3 years
  • Difficult to establish unless seeded in monoculture

Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Fleet Meadow Brome

Description:

  • More tolerant to grazing and higher in both yield and forage quality
  • It has excellent palatability and is a super dry-weather grass
  • Heading date similar to mid-range orchardgrass

Zones: 1,2,3,4,5

Cache Meadow Brome

Description:

  • Long lived cool season
  • Increased yield and fast emergence
  • Excellent forage
  • Highly palatable and widely used for hay, pasture andĀ forage production
  • Excellent drought tolerance
  • Better suited for pasture
Carlton Brome

Description:

  • Perennial cool season grass
  • Hay and pasture applications
  • High yielding
  • Palatable
  • Persistent
  • Early spring growth
  • Late maturity