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Kirk Crested Wheatgrass

  • Tetraploid type selected for vigour, yield and overall plant stature
  • Improved forage yield over Nordan and Fairway
  • Bred for the harsh Canadian environment
  • Most widely used variety of crested wheatgrass in Western Canada

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UseHay & Pasture
Root HabitBunch-grass
Plant TypeBasal
Preferred Growing ConditionsWidely adapted; does best in medium to coarse well drained soils
Production PeriodEarly Spring
Key Features
  • Tetraploid type
  • Suitable for hay or pasture
  • Forage quality drops quickly after heading
Approx. Seeds/lb195,000
Seeding Rate lb/acre10-15


Environmental Tolerances
Winter HardinessExcellent
Drought ToleranceExcellent
Flooding ToleranceLow
Optimum PH6.6 – 8.4
Acidity ToleranceLow
Alkalinity ToleranceModerate to  High
Salinity ToleranceLow to Moderate
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