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SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS
PO BOX 688, 7519 E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116 303-688-3042 EXT. 100
Native to Europe, Russia and Siberia. Introduced as a pasture forage and conservation plant and widely distributed over northern US.
Leafy, medium-sized, cool-season, long-lived, vigorous sod-former. Stalks 2 to 4' tall. Leafy at base with brown scaly rhizomes.
Leaves broad, flat and smooth with a natural 'M' impression imprinted near the middle of each leaf. Moderately deep roots and extensive rhizomes.
in fertile, deep silty and clayey soils in cooler sub-humid
climate. Not very vigorous on sandy and dense clay soils.
Good cold tolerance and winter hardiness. Adapted 5,000 to 11,000' elevation if managed properly in central and southern Rocky Mountains, but does not persist above 9,000' in northern Rockies. Growth subsides during summer heat. Good seeding vigor.
for non-irrigated or limited irrigated pasture and hay. Used for
soil conservation and stabilization in grass waterways, terrace outlets,
drainage ditches and roadsides. Used for mine reclamation and game
Good grazing management and fertility will prevent smooth brome from becoming sod-bound and a poor producer.
1/4 to 3/4" deep on fine to coarse soils, respectively. Cover
broadcast seeding to similarly depth. Mulch dry sites and steep
Needs weed control and protection from grazing the first year.