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Creeping Foxtail (Alopecurus arundinaceus Poir.)

New/Untested species, not yet recommended for some or all applications

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 3 harvests/season
  • Seeding rate: 10 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: early spring, late summer
  • Only about 20% of spring shoots are reproductive
  • Used mainly in conservation seedings
  • Potential pasture crop, not for stored feed

Advantages

  • very early spring growth
  • quick recovery after spring harvest
  • good tolerance to acid and poorly-drained soils

Concerns

  • relatively low yield potential
  • low palatability
  • fluffy seed difficult to sow

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