Crown Royale Orchardgrass is a premium orchardgrass bred primarily for quick re-growth and disease-free foliage. These characteristics make it an ideal choice for grazing or hay. It offers superior performance over a wide range of climates and latitudes. Crown Royale has demonstrated remarkable cold tolerance in Canada. It has also shown outstanding forage yield performance from the Northwest to the Southeast. It shows a maturity range similarto that of Pennlate and Latar. It boasts broad adaptability. In Utah and Nevada and the broader Great Basin it has found favor because of it’s drought and heat tolerance.

PASTURE

Crown Royal’s growth characteristics make it well-suited for spring to early summer pastures. Its abundant forage and quick regrowth make it an excellent choice for rotational grazing. Crown Royale provides quality forage for all classes of livestock. Fields should be grazed heavily and frequently during the rush growth of spring, taking care not to overgraze. Crown Royale Orchardgrass is a primary component of our Irrigated Pasture Mix

HAY AND SILAGE

Crown Royale Orchardgrass provides improved yields of high- quality forage when properly managed. Yields of up to 7 tons of dry matter/acre are possible when managed properly and with irrigation or on sub irrigated soils. Higher elevation areas experience a short growing season, and yields of up to 5 tons of dry matter per are more typical.

AGRONOMIC TRAITS

  • Forage Yield: Excellent
  • Forage Quality: Excellent
  • Maturity: Mid-Late
  • Persistence: Excellent
  • Palatability: Excellent
  • Growth Habit: Bunch
  • Drought Tolerance: Good
  • Moisture Tolerance: Good
  • Hay: Excellent
  • Silage: Excellent
  • Pasture: Excellent
  • Growth: Spring-Fall