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Manchar Smooth Brome

$3.75
SKU:
NG32
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Product Description

Bromus inermis

Smooth Brome is an important cool-season, perennial, sod forming grass, which reproduces from seed and spreads by creeping rhizomes. Originally from Europe and Asia, Smooth Brome was introduced into the U.S. in the 1880's for use as a pasture grass. It is best adapted to fertile, loamy, deep soils and is alkaline and moderately salt tolerant. It is a grass for the Plain States that have higher rainfall and cooler Summers, in areas that traditionally have tall or medium high vegetation. Strong root systems form a coarse, dense sod which tolerate animal traffic, provide abundant grazing and serve as an anchor for soil in areas prone to wind and water erosion. Smooth Brome is excellent forage for all classes of domestic livestock and for wildlife. It has leafy Spring growth that is both palatable and nutritious, with Fall re-growth furnishing valuable feed in preparation for Winter. When grown for hay, the best results occur with irrigation. Smooth Brome is very competitive with desirable native species, so it is often not recommended for restoration seed when other seed is available or better adapted. Manchar is a southern type Smooth Brome, is relatively easy to establish and not as aggressive as other varieties, so better adapted for conservation purposes, especially erosion control around waterways. Fertilization with nitrogen fertilizer or interseeding with nitrogen fixing legumes is recommended, specifically for older stands.

Growing Height: 12 to 48"
Min Yearly Rainfall: 12"
Seeds Per Pound: 136000
Acre Rate: 20 lbs
Lbs per 1000sq feet: 2 lbs

Other Details

Adaptation:
Introduced
Attractant:
Attractant
Growth:
Sod Former
Height:
Medium
Seasonal:
Perennial
Soil:
Clay, Loam, Sandy
Tolerance:
Drought
Weather:
Cold

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