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Timothy is one of the earliest grasses known in the U.S. A short-lived, winter-hardy perennial bunchgrass, it is often seeded in a mixture with alfalfa, clover, or birdsfoot trefoil. Adapted to high elevations and to areas of at least 18 inches of annual rainfall. Easy to establish, easy to handle for hay. Well known as prime horse hay crop. Used extensively for revegetation of forest land and for erosion control in many areas.
Adapted to the fertile, moist, medium-heavy soils of the Pacific Northwest, and to the Great Lakes and New England states, Timothy is high producing, high quality, rust resistant, with wide adaptation.
Timothy (Phleum pratense) is a perennial cool-season grass, relatively late-flowering, best adapted to cool, humid climates. At a given location, heading and blooming dates for improved cultivars may vary by as much as 7-10 days. Timothy normally matures 2-3 weeks later than tall fescue, orchardgrass, and smooth bromegrass. This feature makes it an ideal grass for late-spring grazing, or for hay harvesting since the climate is more favorable for field curing.
Timothy is very palatable, consequently it is often selectively grazed and soon disappears when seeded with less palatable species. At certain stages of development, Timothy is intolerant of intensive grazing.
10 to 15 lbs/acre.