Extend Orchardgrass

$3.85
  • Superior yield
  • Perfect for alfalfa or clover mixes
  • Late maturity
  • Increased stand persistence
  • Stem Rust resistance
  • Excellent plant vigor
  • Great palatability
  • Responds to irrigation

Product Documents

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


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Min. to Max. Annual Precipitation

44in.

Average Max. Height

Description coming soon.

Extend Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata var Extend)

Extend Orchardgrass is a superior late maturing variety released by Farm Science Genetics. Selected for:

  • Superior yield
  • Perfect for alfalfa or clover mixes
  • Late maturity
  • Increased stand persistence
  • Stem Rust resistance
  • Excellent plant vigor
  • Great palatability
  • Responds to irrigation

Extend Orchardgrass exhibits excellent regrowth and is a good choice for  spring and summer cutting, then fall grazing. It is our best broad-spectrum variety and overall top performer. Extend responds well to irrigation.

Fertilization

Apply nitrogen in split applications during early Spring and Fall, and after first cutting. Adequate phosphorus and potassium are also necessary for top production.

Hay Cutting Schedule 

First cutting in Spring should be done before head emergence (Boot Stage). Later cuttings can be made at 4 to 6 week intervals, depending on conditions.

Grazing 

Rotational grazing is preferred for best production, persistence and quality. Fields should be grazed heavily and frequently (every 10 to 12 days) during the rapid Spring growth period, but overgrazing should be avoided. Leave a 3 to 4 inch stubble for quickest recovery. Extend mixes well with other species adapted to intensive grazing.

Extend is an excellent choice, and an equal if not better choice than Quickdraw Orchardgrass, which is very short in supply.

VarietyMaturityNotes:
PaiuteEarlyDrought tolerant. Common in dryland pastures, reclamation, erosion control.
HallmarkEarlyHigh Yielding
Benchmark PlusEarlyPersists under heavy use, superior forage. Superior for grazing.
PotomacEarly-MidExcellent early variety.
QuickdrawEarly-MidFast recover after cutting. Tolerates heat.
ExtendMidIdeal for alfalfa & clover mixes. Superior yield.
BlizzardMid-LateSuperior winter survival. Widely adapted, excellent forage yield.
Crown RoyalLateFast recovery after cutting, tolerates heat.
LatarLateNo longer available. See Extend, Haymaster, Quickdraw
HaymasterLateIdeal for Alfalfa and Clover Mixes. Highly palatable, fast recovery.
Pawnee OrchardgrassMediumWidely adapted, drought and grazing tolerant.
Additional Information
Seed Count

540,000

Sowing Rate

2-4 PLS lbs. per Acre

Best SowingTime

Fall or Spring

Min. Precipitation

16 Inches Minimum

Root Form

Sodformer