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#1 swmnhay

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Posted 03 January 2021 - 08:38 AM

Has anyone planted Harvester orchardgrass.Just notice one of my seed vendors has it and did a little reaserch and found it’s   A later maturing and higher yielding and matches up seeding with alfalfa.


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#2 Vol

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Posted 03 January 2021 - 01:22 PM

Is it drought tolerant?

 

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Posted 03 January 2021 - 02:24 PM

I used some late maturing Orchardgrass back in the 90's. It was S&W seed, and I believe it came from Oregon. I don't remember anything about yield, but the maturity does match up better with alfalfa.



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Posted 03 January 2021 - 04:17 PM

I used some late maturing Orchardgrass back in the 90's. It was S&W seed, and I believe it came from Oregon. I don't remember anything about yield, but the maturity does match up better with alfalfa.

I’ve been using Optima from Alforex the last few yrs which is a later maturity usually in a mix with other grasses along with alfalfa.Fecue,Festolium and Ryegrass also.

 

I think I’m going to just use orchardgrass or Orchardgrass/ meadow brome next time I seed with the alfalfa.Done that on some a few yrs back and I seemed to get most tonnage with that mix.



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Posted 03 January 2021 - 04:24 PM

Is it drought tolerant?

 

Regards, Mike

Cant find anything on drought tolerance 

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