PurposeHay and Pasture: brome, timothy, orchardgrass, tall fescue,alfalfa, trefoilPasture only: bluegrasses, creeping red fescue, redtop, whiteclover
Why Legume/Grass Mixtures?
Higher production; deeper rootsLow or no N fertilizer requiredBetter than grass in midsummer
NDF than grass onlyIntermed white and Ladino clover supply > soil N vs. alfalfa, trefoil,red cloverGrasses ﬁll in; compete with weeds; reduce winterkill
Types of Mixtures
More species/mixture = more environments ﬁlledSelect the right combination for the environment; similar maturitydates