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(Phleum Pratense) Timothy Grass  Scientific name: Phleum pratense  Family: Gramineae(grass family)  Nickname: Herd grass  Originated in: New England.

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3 Timothy Grass  Scientific name: Phleum pratense  Family: Gramineae(grass family)  Nickname: Herd grass  Originated in: New England  Plant type: Cool season grass  Life cycle: Long lived perennial  Grown in: Northeastern U.S.

4 Leading States in Timothy Production  Minnesota  Missouri  Ohio  Indiana  Iowa

5 Uses and Utilization for Timothy  Hay  Mixed hay  Pasture  Silage  Low in protein  Higher in fiber as it matures

6 Adaptation of Timothy  Hardy  Winter hardy  Drought susceptible  Grows well in all soils  Not competitive, can be overtaken  Grown in the northeastern U.S.  Cool season grass

7 Physical Description  inches tall  Thin, smooth stem  Shallow roots  Narrow leaves  Narrow cylindrical rough- textured inflorescence  Single Flower, pale green turning tan

8 Seeding  Seed in early spring  Plant at pounds per acre, or 2-6 pounds if mixed with other grasses or legumes  Plant 1\4 of an inch deep  Cost of seed:$0.81-$1.25 per lb. 4 1,230,000 seeds per lb lbs. per bu.

9 Harvesting  Harvest when you cut hay  3 cuttings per year  Yield: 3-7 tons per acre  Quality: fine stem, good hay

10 Diseases and Insects  Stem rust  Brown leafblight  Grasshoppers


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