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Russian Wildrye

Characteristics

Variety

Tom

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunchgrass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Widely adapted most productive on the fertile loam soils most commonly used in drier regions

Production Period

Early Spring - Mid Summer

Key Features

  • Excellent pasture grass, good for winter grazing
  • Good early growth
  • Salt tolerant
  • Excellent drought tolerance when established

Limitations

  • Not saline or drought tolerant
  • Not tolerant to continuous grazing

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Good

Drought Tolerance

Low

Flooding Tolerance

High

Optimum PH

5.6-7.3

Acidity Tolerance

High

Alkalinity Tolerance

Low

Salinity Tolerance

Low