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Grass Adaption

Cool Season - Tolerance:

Annual Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Ryegrass G G E F E
Oats E F F F G
Rye E E F F G
Wheat E P P F G  

Perennial Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Orchardgrass F F F F G
Reed Canarygrass F g E g F
Tall Fescue E+ G G G G E
Tall Fescue E- F G G F F

 

Warm Season - Tolerance:

Annual Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Corn E F P P P
Crabgrass G G P F E
Pearl Millet E E P E F
Forage Sorghum G P P E F
Sorghum-Sudan E P F G F

Perennial Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Bahiagrass P E G E E
Bermudagrass F E P E E
Dallisgrass P F E G G
Johnsongrass G F E G P
Switchgrass P F F E P

E = Excellent
G = Good
F = Fair
P = Poor
E+ = Endophyte-Infected
E- = Endophyte-free


Source: From PPI, Forage Pocket Guide, 2004. Developed by D. M. Ball, C. S. Hoveland, and Gary Lacefield

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