Western Horse Pasture Mix

$3.00 /lb

Our Western Horse Pasture Mix is a blend of highly palatable grasses that are still hardy enough to handle dry growing conditions and the close grazing habits of horses.

Seeding Rate: 12-15 lbs/acre

Horse Pasture Grass Seed Mix

Mix Ratios

Mix Ratios

Paiute Orchardgrass 25%
Timothy 20%
Crested Wheatgrass 20%
Meadow Brome 15%
Forage Kentucky Bluegrass 10%
Tetraplod Ryegrass 10%
These amounts are based on percentage of full seeding rate

Product Guide

Planting

  • Planting Time:
    • Early Spring: After hard freezing conditions have ended
    • Late Summer/Early Fall: Allow 3-4 weeks of growth before first killing frost
    • Dormant: Mid-late fall when temperatures are cold enough that seed will not germinate until the following spring. Soil temperature of 50 degrees or less.
  • Seeding Rate: 12-15 lbs./acre
  • Ideal Seed Depth: ¼” – ½”
  • -Seed should be drilled into a firm seedbed or broadcasted and packed

Fertility

  • If soil fertility levels are low, consider applying 25-50 lbs/acre of nitrogen when the crop reaches late-tillering to enhance establishment and first year growth.
  • If reduced crop growth is experienced after continuous grazing and/or harvesting, consider applying fertilizer or manure with rates based on expected yield goals and soil fertility levels.
  • 1 ton of pasture forage requires approximately 45 lbs of N, 15 lbs of P2O5, 50 lbs of K2O, and 5 lbs of S.

Weed Control

  • Plant into a clean, weed-free seedbed.
  • If weeds are present at planting, consider applying Glyphosate @ 32 oz/acre before or after planting but before crop emergence to control existing weeds.
  • If heavy weed pressure is present after crop emergence, mow weeds to the height of the crop until the weed pressure subsides.
  • After the crop is established or at least tillering, the following herbicides can be used for additional weed control:
Herbicide (active ingredient) Rate Notable Weeds Controlled
GrazonNext HL (Aminopyralid + 2,4-D) 19-34 oz/a Thistles, ragweed, goldenrod, dandelion
Milestone (Aminopyralid) 5-7 oz/a Thistles, ragweed, goldenrod
Crossbow (2,4-D + Triclopyr) 1-4 qts/a Thistles, dandelion, kochia
Surmount (Picloram + Fluroxypyr) 1.5-4.0 pts/a Thistles, leafy spurge, kochia, goldenrod, dandelion
Overdrive (Dicamba + Diflufenzopyr) 4-8 oz/a Thistles, ragweed, goldenrod, dandelion, kochia
Tordon 22K (Picloram) 1-2 pts/a Thistles, leafy spurge, goldenrod, dandelion
2,4-D Amine/Ester (3.8 lb ae/gal) 1-4 pts/a Bull thistle, ragweed, dandelion

*Always read and follow label instructions before making an application.

Disclaimer: All products and rates were provided by university-based sources and product labels. Always follow label instructions and consult your local chemical dealer and seed dealer before making any applications or planting of seed.

 

 

Harvest Management

  • Nurse Crops: Spring seeded grass can be planted with a small grain nurse crop such as oats, barley, or spring triticale. Nurse crops are not necessary and may take moisture away from grass seedlings in dry conditions.
  • Nurse crops have little benefit to late summer/early fall seedings and are not recommended.
  • Cutting newly seeded grass after about 60-75 days of growth will help control weeds and stimulate grasses to tiller, which thickens the stand.
  • New pasture seedings should not be grazed much during the first year to allow grasses to establish. Grazing too early can result in livestock pulling up grass by the roots.
  • Grass plantings are a long-term project that may take several years to fully establish, especially in dryland conditions.

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