Skip to main content

You are here

Grasses

Full Line of Forage Grasses

Improved grass varieties are an important component of most hay and pasture stands. They add to the productivity, yield, quality and production timing of most mixtures. BrettYoung is continually working with variety developers to offer a complete portfolio of improved varieties of all grass species to meet your specific production needs.

Selecting the right grass for your situation is critical to the successful establishment and management of your hay or pasture stands. Our territory managers are pleased to work with you to make the best choices for your specific needs.

Click on the species/variety list below or use the right-side menu for more details.

GROUP SPECIES/ VARIETY TYPICAL USE PLANT TYPE PRODUCTION PERIOD WINTER HARDINESS
Ryegrass Annual Ryegrass Bigbang Hay & Pasture Basal Mid to Late Summer, Fall Annual
Italian Ryegrass Fabio Hay & Pasture Basal Mid to Late Summer, Fall Biennial
Bromegrass Meadow Fleet Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring - Late Summer Good
Hybrid Bigfoot Hay & Pasture Basal & Elongating Spring - Late Summer Good
Smooth Carlton Hay & Pasture Elongating Mid Spring - Mid Summer Excellent
Fescues Creeping Red Boreal Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Excellent
Fescues Tored Meadow Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Fair to Good
Tall Fescues Riding Brand Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Fair to Good
Cowgirl Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Fair to Good
SWAJ Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Very Good
Orchardgrass AC Killarney Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Excellent
Trailburst Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Good
Glacier Brand Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Good​
Timothy Catapult Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Summer Very Good to Excellent
Promesse Hay & Pasture Basal Spring - Summer Good
Summergraze Hay & pasture Basal Spring - Summer Good to Excellent
Wheatgrass Fairway Crested Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring Excellent
AC Goliath Crested Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring Excellent
Intermediate Hay & Pasture Basal Early Spring Excellent
Northern Hay & Pasture Elongating Mid Spring - Mid Summer Good
Pubescent Hay & Pasture Elongating Spring - Summer Good
Slender Hay & Pasture Elongating Mid Spring - Summer Good
Tall Hay & Pasture Basal Late Spring - Mid Summer Excellent
Western Hay & Pasture Elongating Spring - Fall Excellent
Wildrye Dahurian Wildrye Hay & Pasture Bunchgrass Spring - Fall Good
Russian Wildrye Hay & Pasture Bunchgrass Early Spring - Mid Summer Excellent
Miscellaneous Creeping Foxtail Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Very Good
Kentucky Bluegrass Pasture Basal Spring - Fall Excellent
Meadow Foxtail Pasture Basal Early Spring - Fall Good
Reed Canarygrass Hay & Pasture Elongating Spring - Summer Good
Perennial Ryegrass Lactal Hay & Pasture Bunchgrass Mid - late Summer, Fall Poor

 

Recent BY PLUS notes

Distinct by Design: Osmo Protector Technology

Posted: Jan 21, 2021

An essential part of what makes BrettYoung Distinct by Design is our strategic partnerships with innovation leaders from within and outside Canada. One of our global partners is Rizobacter, an Argentina-based microbiology company that provides agronomic solutions for growers in more than 40 countries. Ignacio Crippa is a key member of the Rizobacter team and someone BrettYoung depends on to help deliver reliable biological inoculants to our customers — products like Osmium Pea/Lentil and Osmium Chickpea, two liquid inoculants that provide Western Canadian pea, lentil, faba bean, and chickpea growers with crops that perform better in challenging conditions while producing higher yield potential.

Learn More >

Planting Certified Forage Seed Worth Peace of Mind

Posted: Jan 21, 2021

Certified forage seed production fields are planted using foundation seed, meaning the seed is one generation from the breeder seed being harvested from the source genetic material. “Closer lines to the source genetic material will provide better varietal integrity and will more closely demonstrate the characteristics of the source variety,” says Erik Dyck, Product Manager for Forage and Turf at BrettYoung. “This is a quality assurance tool put in place for the benefit of Growers. When they grow certified forage seed, they are choosing not to compromise on yield potential and other varietal characteristics like feed quality, seedling vigour, and disease resistance.”

Learn More >

Distinct by Design: Biologicals Backed by Rizobacter Technologies

Posted: Dec 17, 2020

Biologicals help deliver healthier crops and better yields, like BrettYoung’s Signum Soybean, Osmium Pea/Lentil and Osmium Chickpea products that release microorganisms that trigger processes that not only enhance nutrient use, but also increase tolerance to stressors like drought or extreme temperatures. The technology behind BrettYoung inoculants comes from our partners at Rizobacter—an industry-leading microbiology business that’s been delivering growers better agronomic performance for over 40 years. Ariel Gohlke is the North American business manager for Rizobacter. From growing his own crops in Argentina to studying administration and working with Canadian growers in Saskatchewan, let’s take a closer look at how Gohlke, and the Rizobacter team, help BrettYoung deliver superior biologicals to North American farmers.

Learn More >