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Trailblazing Forage Yield, Quality and Plant Health

Trailburst is a high yielding orchardgrass developed with quality and plant health in mind. Its wide leaves and tall plant height deliver trailblazing forage quality, with medium maturity that is well adapted for most hay or pasture applications. Trailburst’s dense network of rhizomatous roots provide good erosion control on sites where it is adapted. Trailburst has shown high crude protein content and relative feed value that provides excellent forage quality.





Hay & Pasture

Root Habit


Plant Type


Preferred Growing Conditions

Prefers medium textured well drained soils with good moisture

Production Period


Key Features

  • Trailblazing forage yield, quality and plant health
  • Aggressive spring vigor and medium maturity
  • Strong disease resistance package


  • Not always winter hardy

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness


Drought Tolerance


Flooding Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Optimum PH


Acidity Tolerance


Alkalinity Tolerance


Salinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Recent BY PLUS notes

Forage and Turf Seed Production Market Update

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Growing forage and turf seed is a great way not only to diversify the risk and spread out your farm workload, but to also be able to take advantage of two separate uses from a single field – income from the seed crop, and also the straw and forage regrowth that is produced as a by-product in some crops.

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Growing Annual Ryegrass for More than Forage

Posted: Sep 01, 2021

With Scott Davie

Annual ryegrass has been grown for forage production by farmers in Western Canada for many years, but when it comes to seed production, it’s typically been an afterthought.

However, you may want to rethink that approach and start taking a closer look at what annual ryegrass has to offer, says Scott Davie, a Seed Production Specialist with BrettYoung.

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