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AC Killarney Orchardgrass

Description

Orchardgrass is a vigorous, medium-tolong-lived perennial bunch grass with deep fibrous roots. Orchardgrass prefers soil with good drainage and high fertility for optimum production. It is ideally suited to mix with alfalfa and other legumes in pasture or hay/haylage/silage blends. Orchardgrass is highly palatable and recovers quickly after cutting or grazing. Orchardgrass establishes quickly and begins growth early in the spring, but it is susceptible to overgrazing which may greatly shorten stand life. Bred in western Canada for the harsh Canadian environment AC® Killarney’s unique selection process brings a new level of persistence, productivity, and winter hardiness to Canadian hay and pasture stands.

Characteristics

Variety

AC Killarney

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunch-grass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Prefers medium textured well drained soils with good moisture

Production Period

Spring-Fall

Key Features

  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Late maturity
  • Dense leafy production

Limitations

  • Not always winter hardy

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Excellent

Drought Tolerance

Moderate

Flooding Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Optimum PH

6.0-7.5

Acidity Tolerance

Moderate

Alkalinity Tolerance

Low

Salinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate