Best Seller: Irrigated Pasture Mix
A time-tested and proven recipe. Customers all over the Northern hemisphere use our irrigated pasture mix. The mix consists of the following species selected for performance:
- Mid-Maturing Forage Orchardgrass
- Late-Maturing Forage Orchardgrass
- Tall Fescue, Forage Type
- Perennial Ryegrass
- Meadow Bromegrass
Farmers, ranchers, ranchette owners and livestock owners from all walks of life use our Irrigated Pasture Seed Mix. It is a top selling item at Great Basin Seed and has been for over 30 years! It is planted as a stand alone crop for pasture or hay, or in pivot corners and isolated sections that need coverage and forage yield. Among other uses, it is very effective at driving out weeds.
Irrigated Pasture Seed Mix Performance:
Irrigated Pasture Seed Mix performs best under sprinkler irrigation, but it can be flood irrigated once the seedlings have matured. It will survive on a minimum of 16″ annual rainfall if no irrigation is present. Livestock can be turned in for pasture or it can be cut for hay. For arid situations consider out Dryland Pasture Mix.
A new addition to our Irrigated Pasture Mix is both mid and late-maturing varieties of Orchardgrass. Both are performance-driven forage production varieties. This allows for summer cutting AND fall pasture. We think this will find broad appeal.
Irrigated Pasture Seed Sowing Recommendations:
If your seeding is kept wet, especially during germination and establishment stages, Irrigated Pasture Mix can be sown any time of year. If you are supplementing annual precipitation and your water is scarce or comes at specific times of year, the best planting time is late fall (September-October). Seed will lay dormant until spring in late fall planting scenarios.
Best results are obtained when drilled, but broadcasting is the most common method of planting. The soil is best prepared with some sort of light disturbance such as a harrow. Preparation will vary from sit to site and will depend upon your equipment. Correct planting depth is crucial to success. Planting too deep will likely result in failure – Plant no deeper than 1/4″
16 lbs./acre drilled (1/4″ deep)
20 lbs./acre broadcast (1/4″ deep)
This product comes standard in our Old Tyme cloth bags!