Profit Orchardgrass Seed - Profit Orchardgrass is a late maturing, hay type orchardgrass. Profit blooms and matures seed on average of 10-14 days later than commercial varieties. Leaves are abundant, broad, well distributed and noticeably light green. It is vigorous and high in vegetative production. Seed production is good. It is lowest among seven orchardgrass varieties in lignin content and significantly higher in digestibility.
Seed Rate: 15 - 25 lbs. per acre
Seed Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Planting Time: Spring - Fall (after the last chance of frost) (60 days prior in the Fall)
pH: 6.0 - 7.0
Fertilizer: 25-30 units of nitrogen per acre
Disease and Insect Problems: No significant problems have been noted.
Seeding: Plant Profit Orchardgrass Seed in alternate rows with legume. Use a seeding rate of 3 lbs per acre. A moist, weed-free, firm seedbed is required. Do not plant deeper than 3/4 inch. Spring seeding have been most successful.
Conservation Uses: Profit Orchargrass is replacing other orchardgrasses in conservation seedings where perennial legume-grass mixtures are used in soil improving crop rotations or for hay, pasture, or silage.
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