Bromegrass is a diverse family with species that range from annuals to long lived perennials. All bromes are large-seeded and care must be taken to make sure the seed doesn’t bridge in the drill. Also, Bromes need to be seeded at the correct depth. Broadcasting is not recommended.
- More tolerant to grazing and higher in both yield and forage quality
- It has excellent palatability and is a super dry-weather grass
- Heading date similar to mid-range orchardgrass
Bromegrass requires high fertility levels and well-drained soils. Recommended seeding depth is 1/2 inch. Seeding rates is 25-35 lbs/A and in mixes 10-20 lbs/A. Graze Fleet Meadow Brome when height reaches 8-10 inches. Overgrazing could hurt pasture yields. Stop grazing when stubble is 4 inches. Fertilize based on soil tests. A balance rate of nitrogen and phosphorus may be needed.