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Smooth bromegrass

Smooth bromegrass is native to central Europe and Russia. It is a sod-forming perennial and an excellent seed producer, tolerant of droughty soils, but relatively intolerant of wet soils. Smooth bromegrass is rarely grown in a pure stand, and is not well suited for mixture with alfalfa, so relatively little smooth bromegrass is grown in NY. It is occasionally grown in pure stands for horse hay. Smooth bromegrass is susceptible to a wide variety of foliar diseases that reduce forage quality. [GIS-10]