Rescuegrass

Bromus catharticus

Description

Annual or perennial grass, forming a large number of little tussocks, with erect stems 80-140 cm long. Leaves are flat, pointed, light green midribs. The inflorescence is made up of spreading spikelets, the upper ones erect and the lower ones nodding or drooping. Each spikelet is very flat and pointed, the fruits tipped with short awns. Grains are protected in lemma TKW 10-15 grams. It is an autogamous diploid (with chasmogamous flowers and cleistogamous flowers on the same spikelet) (2n = 42).

Morphology

 

Geography

Culture

Chemical Composition
In % Water Nitrogen Fat Soluble carbohydrates Fibrous carbohydrates Ashes
Forage: green
Forage: hay
Usage
Techniques
Seedlings Period Spacing Depth Amount sown
In rows – cm – cm – kg/ha

 

In q/ha In green In hay In grain
Yield 0-0 0-0

Agronomic Characteristics

Benefits
  • Fast rooting
  • High productivity in the sowing year
  • Good summer growth if good water supply
  • Good palatability
Limitations
  • High sensitivity to excess water
  • Sensitivity to trampling in wet soils
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Strong ear budding

 


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