Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627
Give us a call at 435-283-1411
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Great Basin Seed All Purpose Pasture grass mix is designed for a wide variety of circumstances and will appeal to the price conscious customer. It will requires at least 15″ annual precipitation. It will excel in areas with 16″ or more, or with added supplemental irrigation.
All Purpose Pasture Mix is suitable for all livestock and will preform well as a cut-and-bale crop, or for grazing and pasture. It is mixed in the following approximate percentages:
50% Fawn Tall Fescue
30% Ginger Kentucky Bluegrass
10% Climax Timothy
10% White Clover
Fawn Tall Fescue is a forage type, endophyte free cool season bunchgrass. It is a deep-rooted variety tolerant of intensive grazing and traffic. Withstands heat and dry conditions better than other grasses. Fescues are commonly used in pasture, roadside, and waterway mixes. For livestock uses, an endophyte free variety should be used to avoid problems with palatability and animal health.
Ginger Kentucky Bluegrass has excellent early spring green-up and forage production – almost a month earlier that many other Bluegrass varieties. Ginger creates an excellent cover resulting in a low percentage of weeds in your pasture. It performs well under a variety of management styles. Ginger is tolerant of close grazing and is both palatable and nutritious for all livestock – horses included! See our cautionary comments below on avoiding certain types of kentucky bluegrass as forage.
Timothy is a winter-hardy perennial bunchgrass. It is often seeded in a mixture with alfalfa, clover, or birdsfoot trefoil. Adapted to high elevations and to areas of at least 18 inches of annual rainfall. Easy to establish, easy to handle for hay. Well known as prime horse hay crop. Used extensively for revegetation of forest land and for erosion control in many areas. Climax is highly palatable, with excellent hay quality and has proven higher protein content and higher yields than its competitors.
Note: Many inexpensive pasture grass mixes on the internet utilize K31 Kentucky Bluegrass. It is commonly used in “cheap” pasture mixed because it is inexpensive. K31 is not an ideal pasture grass, however, and the endophytes present in K31 can bring harm to your animals. We advise against using it. We have chosen Ginger for its excellent reputation and forage value, and as a result, our all purpose pasture grass mix is slightly more money than our competitors.
This product is sold in 20 pound bags (1 acre).