Organic Dolina is a late heading Timothy with high dry matter yields. It’s medium, erect growth produces a dense, uniform cover resistant to weeds. Organic Dolina has an even yield all season long and produces the same high yield with every cut. It has very high DM yields and an early and prolific spring growth. It has a very low tendency to produce stems and very good disease resistance to ensure a good healthy crop. Organic Dolina is widely used for horse hay as a straight variety or in mixtures with other grasses and legumes. It has excellent winter hardiness and is a top choice for pasture renovation. But due to the improved persistency and high yields in the fall, Organic Dolina can also be used for late grazing in the season. The very high yields we are talking about are based on its formulated aggressive growth. It is well suited for areas that are water saturated part of the year. For flexibility, use Organic Dolina. Overseeding and Frost Seeding not recommended. Seeding rate is 10-15 lbs/Acre
- Late Maturity
- Excellent Re-Growth
- Good Disease Resistance
- Good Grazing Tolerance
- Cold Tolerant
- Top DM yield
- Improved persistence
In instances where Dolina is unavailable, you will be made aware of a substitute – Certified Organic Winneton from DLF seeds.
Known for its palatability and superior winterhardiness, Dolina is the latest heading of all cool season perennials. It is well suited as dry cow hay due its low uptake of minerals such as potassium. It makes excellent horse hay. Dolina has a shallow root system allowing great spring production with poor performance in the heat and drought. However, it does well on heavy, wet, and peaty soils. The small bulb at the base stores nutrients giving it persistence through the drought and heat periods. Dolina works well in blends; it adds palatability, spring growth, health and winter-hardiness to the stand.
Dolina can be spring or late summer planted. It needs to be planted into a very firm seedbed keeping the depth 1/8 to 1/4 inches. It is slow to establish so control weed pressure and leave 4 to 6 weeks from seeding date to summer drought for spring plantings and the same period before frost for fall plantings. In the South, Dolina is often Fall planted as a cover crop, harvested or grazed in the spring and then killed off to make way for spring crops.
Choose an earlier heading variety when combining with alfalfa because Dolina will not tolerate harvest during the jointing (stem elongation) and early heading stages. Keep the cutting height 3 to 4 inches for stand persistence. It tolerates mechanical harvest well, with proper fertility. Fall cuttings should be early enough to allow carbohydrate reserves to be replenished. An early application of N will significantly boost production. If Dolina starts heading out, both palatability and digestibility fall dramatically.
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