Matua bromegrass

Species: ´Matua´ bromegrass (Bromus willdenowii Kunth.)
Synonym: Bromus catharticus (rescuegrass).
Cultivars:
Origin: South America
Use: Grazing, hay.
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Description:
General:

Life Span:

2-4 feet tall, erect, bunchgrass.
Membranous ligule, auricle absent, large flattened spikelet.
Short-lived perennial.
Adaptation:
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Temperature:
5.5-8.0
Sandy-loam, clay-loam.
18-28 inches.
7º F (minimum).
Management:
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Season of Use:
Production:
24-30 lb/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$50-60/A
December-April
3000-5000 lb/A
Notes:
  • More cold tolerant then rescuegrass.
  • Requires high fertility and moisture.
  • Cannot be distinguished from rescuegrass.
  • Use is limited due to cost of seed.

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