A new variety of early maturing timothy. Great for hay but doesn’t do as well for grazing. Known for its palatability and superior winter hardiness, timothy is the latest heading of all cool-season perennials. Timothy has a shallow root system allowing great spring production with poor performance in the head 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.
- Leafy perennial cool season grass
- Early maturing-ensures high yields and matches up well with alfalfa maturity
- High yielding-more productive than many other timothy varieties available
- Extensive testing in Kentucky-tested in the usage area to ensure good performance
Choose an earlier heading variety when combining with alfalfa because timothy will not tolerate harvest during the jointing (stem elongation) and early heading stages. Keep the cutting height 3 to 4 inches for stand persistence. Use a late heading variety for grazing. it tolerates mechanical harvest well, with proper fertility. Fall cuttings should be early enough to allow carbohydrate reserves to be replenished. Early application of nitrogen will significantly boost production.
Timothy 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 inch. It is slow to establish so control weed pressure and leave 4 to 6 weeks from seeding date to summer drought for spring planting and the same period before frost for fall planting. In the Sough, timothy is often fall planted as a cover crop, harvested or grazed in the spring and then killed off to make way for spring crops.
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