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Russian Wildrye

Characteristics

Variety

Russian Wildrye

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunchgrass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Widely adapted; most productive on 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

Limitations

  • Poor seedling vigour

Approx. Seeds/lb

150,000

Seeding Rate lb/acre

8 - 12

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Excellent

Drought Tolerance

Very High

Flooding Tolerance

Low

Optimum PH

6.6–8.4

Acidity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Alkalinity Tolerance

Moderate to High

Salinity Tolerance

High