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PASTURES, MEADOWS & HILLSIDES

ITEM

COMMENTS

Seeding Rate
lbs./acre
Zones
Drought Toler-
ance
Soil Type
Height (inches)
Palat-
ability
Irrigated or Dryland
Alkaline/
Salt Tolerance
Acid Toler-
ance
MIXTURES
Stover Pasture All purpose, best for dairy cattle.
100
1,2,4
VG
C
20-30
E
I
F
F
Pierce College Horse Pasture Horses
100
1,2,4
G
C
20-25
E
I
F
F
Dryland Pasture All purpose grazing & erosion control .
70
1,2,4
VG
C
20-25
G
I,D
F
F
Pacific Meadow Best looking. Combination of heat & drought tolerant grasses with touch of wildflowers.
200
1,2,4,5
VG
C,S
24-36
VG
I
F
F
Meadow & Erosion Control Contains fine textured grasses and wildflowers.
200
1,2,4,5
G
C,S
12-15
N/A
I
F
G
Hillside Erosion Control Deep rooted grasses, legumes & wildflowers, quick establishment.
200
1,2,4,5
VG
C
20-25
N/A
I
F
F
Dryland Erosion Control Deep rooted, drought tolerant grasses & legumes.
60
1,2,4,5
E
C
18-30
G
I,D
F
F
SINGLE SPECIES
Giant Bermudagrass Quick establishment. Rapid regrowth - excellent palatability.
12-15
1,2,3
E
C,S
24-36
E
I
E
G
Orchardgrass Pasture & hay, shade tolerant.
40-60
1,2,4,5
G
C,S
24-36
VG
I
F
F
Tall Fescue Varieties: Fawn, Ky-31, hay & pasture. Specify ’Endophyte Free‘ seed.
40-60
1,2,4
G
C
24-36
VG
I
F
F
Aurora Hard Fescue Improved fine textured Fescue. Ground cover, meadow, erosion control; better choice than Creeping Red Fescue.
150-200
1,2,4,5
VG
C,S
12-18
N/A
I,D
F
G
Creeping Red Fescue Hillsides, ground cover, popular with wildflowers, shade tolerant.
150-200
1,2,4,5
F
C,S
12-18
N/A
I
F
G
Sheeps Fescue Fine textured, high elevation, mix with wildflowers.
100-150
4,5
G
C,S
12-18
G
D
F
G
Kikuyu Variety: Whittet–excellent forage.
50-100
1,2,3,4
E
C,S
24-36
E
I
E
G
KEY: (E) = Excellent, (VG) = Very Good, (G) = Good, (F) = Fair, (P) = Poor, (L) = Low, (M) = Medium, (H) = High

ZONE #

CLIMATE TYPE

1
2
3
4
5

Southern Coastal and Foothills
Interior Valley
Desert
Northern Coast and Foothills
Mountains


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