Rescuegrass

Species: Rescuegrass (Bromus catharticus Vahl.)
Cultivars:
Origin: Mediterranean region
Use: Grazing, hay
Description:
General:

Life Span:

2-3 feet tall, erect, bunchgrass.
Membraneous ligule, auricle absent, large flattened spikelets.
Short-lived perennial, annual.
Adaptation:
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Rainfall:
Temperature:
5.5-7.5
Sandy-loam, clay-loam.
18-28 inches.
7º F (minimum).
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
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Season of Use:
Production:
General:
20-25 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$20-25/A
February-April
3000-4000 lb/A
Lacks cold tolerance in extreme north Texas.
It may “brown” back when temperature <15F°, however it will green-up when temperatures warm-up.
Notes:
  • Due to early maturity it can be overseed into bermudagrass pastures to extend grazing season.
  • Responds to increased fertility.

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