By combining characteristics of both ryegrass and meadow fescue, Sweet Tart gives you the best of both worlds. Sweet Tart looks like ryegrass. It tastes like ryegrass and it digests like ryegrass. But Sweet Tart doesn’t stop there. It is heartier than a ryegrass, and the meadow fescue component allows better heat tolerance in the summer and better cold tolerance in the winter. Sweet Tart’s persistence and outstanding yields result in a forage grass that truly is the best of both worlds!
Delar Small Burnett is a perennial evergreen forb that stays green going into winter. It has good to excellent forage value for livestock and wildlife during all seasons. It stays green throughout the growing season and into winter until heavy snow cover occurs. Small Burnet provides excellent diversity to any seeded area!
Ginger has excellent early spring green-up and forage production - almost a month earlier that many other Bluegrass varieties. Ginger creates an excellent cover resulting in a low percentage of weeds in your pasture. It performs well under a variety of management regimes. Ginger is tolerant of close grazing and is both palatable and nutritious for all livestock - horses included! Download Tech Sheet.
Timothy is one of the earliest grasses known in the U.S. A short-lived, winter-hardy perennial bunchgrass, it is often seeded in a mixture with alfalfa, clover, or birdsfoot trefoil. Adapted to high elevations and to areas of at least 18 inches of annual rainfall. Easy to establish, easy to handle for hay. Well known as prime horse hay crop. Used extensively for revegetation of forest land and for erosion control in many areas. Climax is highly palatable, with excellent hay quality and has proven higher protein content and higher yields than its competitors.
Smooth bromegrass is a rapid-developing, long-lived, sod-forming, introduced grass with good seedling vigor and subject to "sod-binding." Smooth bromegrass is the most widely grown of the cultivated bromegrasses.
Smooth bromegrass is commonly used for pasture. Spring growth is early. Young plants are very leafy and palatable. Vigorous rhizomes produce a dense sod and make this grass fairly resistant to elimination by overgrazing. However, smooth bromegrass has many weaknesses when used as pasture. Plant growth occurs mainly in the spring and early summer so there is a flush of growth followed by a long period of slow growth. To compound this problem smooth bromegrass is tall growing and almost all leaves required for future growth are within the bite level of grazing livestock. It must be grazed lightly early in the season to let growth accumulate for use later in the season. Also, in late summer and fall when the herd sizes are largest, much more pasture area is required and careful rotation of pastures is necessary to maintain adequate growth. Do not graze the new pasture seeding, cut the first crop for hay. Best production will be obtained if the pasture is divided into units and a rotation grazing system used. Allow about 28 day’s re-growth period and allow the pasture to dry sufficiently after irrigation to prevent damage by trampling.
Common chicory is a bushy perennial herbaceous plant with blue, lavender, or occasionally white flowers. Grown as forage for livestock, Chicory produces a large volume of palatable and relatively easily digested foliage with a high protein and mineral content and is suitable for grazing sheep and dairy cattle. Chicory contains small amounts of condensed tannins (some varieties more than others) aiding in the conversion of nitrogen to proteins in ruminant digestion.