Russian Wildrye

Variety Russian Wildrye
Use Hay & Pasture
Root Habit Bunchgrass
Preferred Growing Conditions Widely adapted; most productive on fertile loam soils; most commonly used in drier regions
Production Period Early Spring – Mid Summer
Key Features
  • Excellent pasture grass, good for winter grazing
  • Good early growth
  • Salt tolerant
  • Excellent drought tolerance when
  • Poor seedling vigour


Environmental Tolerances
Winter Hardiness Excellent
Drought Tolerance Very High
Flooding Tolerance Low
Optimum PH 6.6 – 8.4
Acidity Tolerance Low to Moderate
Alkalinity Tolerance Moderate to High
Salinity Tolerance High



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