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Forage Grasses

Tekapo Orchardgrass


 

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Tekapo Grazing Orchardgrass

 

  •   Persistent under heavy grazing                                   
  •   Improved disease resistance
  •   Very winter hardy

           

The Tekapo Grazing Orchardgrass Story


     Tekapo Grazing Orchardgrass is a premium Orchardgrass with the very unique features of a very low crown and a dense prostrate growth habit. This allows Tekapo to be grazed to near ground level and it’s long, soft leaves make it highly palatable to all grazing livestock. Tekapo will produce a very thick and dense stand that is able to persist even under hard, continuous grazing. The dense, prostrate growth of Tekapo also helps it out-compete many invasive weeds. Tekapo is an abundant producer under normal northeastern climatic conditions and adequate fertility. Since Tekapo has excellent digestibility and good feed value it can be combined with high yielding grasses to create an excellent hay/grazing pasture. Tekapo has very good tolerance to most foliar diseases, drought, heat and low fertility. An improved selection, Tekapo was bred by the New Zealand government for better palatability, digestibility, and animal performance and is both endophyte and alkaloid free. Tekapo has been tested and used successfully in the U.S. for many years. Those trial result showed that Tekapo feed values surpassed most all other entries including all 17 other orchardgrass varieties and 56 other grasses. Tekapo is currently in numerous other trials and forage uses throughout many states; consistently performing at the top of the charts.

Planting Guide

SEEDING RATE ALONE / ACRE..............10 - 14 lbs.
SEEDING RATE IN MIX / ACRE……............5 - 6 lbs.
SEEDING DATES ......................Spring, Late Summer
SEEDING DEPTH ....................................1/8-1/4 inch
SEEDING METHOD ............Any conventional seeder
DAYS TO GERMINATE ....................................14 - 28
AVERAGE SEEDS PER LB ............................250,000
EASE OF ESTABLISHMENT..............................Good
LIFE CYCLE ..................................................Perennial
LEGUME COMPATIBILITY................................Good
SEED TREATMENT............................................None
PACKAGE SIZE ..................................................50 lbs.
AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS
Agronomic Characteristics
FORAGE YIELD ....................................Good
FORAGE QUALITY .........................Excellent
MATURITY..........................................Medium
PERSISTENCE .................................Excellent
PALATABILITY .................................Excellent
GROWING HABIT...............................Prostrate
DROUGHT TOLERANCE .......................Good
MOISTURE TOLERANCE..........................Fair
LOW PH TOLERANCE ...............................Fair
HAY ...........................................................Good
SILAGE .....................................................Good
PASTURE ...........................................Excellent

Product Specifications

Sku: Tekapo-Orchardgrass
Vendor:
Release Date: 10/08/09

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