GALLOP: Native Wheat Grass

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Distribution map of Wheat grass (Elymus scaber)

Looking for a reliable pasture grass that can also reduce cases of laminitis your horse? Native Wheat pasture grass recognised as being one of the most valuable fodder grasses for horses owing to its significant bulk of dry matter combined with high starch and low sugar content.

Sow Rate: 1kg per 100m2 (For Lawns)

                   6-8kg per acre (For Pastures)

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Native Wheat Grass Seeds – Anthosachne scabra

(Formally known as Elymus scaber)

Native Wheat grass is a cool season grass of high pasture quality and, surprisingly, high vigour. Many native grasses are noted for their slow establishment and relatively low biomass production, but native wheat grass is an exception. Our native wheat grass, sometimes called ‘common wheat grass’, is a widespread cool season native grass that can produce similar volumes of foliage to perennial ryegrass and indeed looks quite similar to that grass. It is highly persistent through drought and would be more widespread except that it is quite highly palatable to stock and is readily eaten out. This is usually sown in autumn or early spring. Any summer rainfall promotes rapid growth. Just as a caution, a really harsh summer will deplete this grass, if it is set stocked or heavily grazed. Incidentally it is now recognised as being one of the most valuable fodder grasses for horses owing to its significant bulk of dry matter combined with high starch and low sugar content.

Sowing Native Wheat Grass

Seeds need approximately 7 to 10 days to germinate depending on soil conditions and sowing depth. The seed is relatively large, and a finely cultivated seedbed is considered unnecessary.

Ideal conditions

We recommend sowing in autumn. However, germination of this species in the field can be opportunistic.

Methods

You can plant this seed with awns with a direct-drilling using a cone-seeder, and by hand sowing into a cultivated seedbed. You could also plant cleaned seed using conventional seed boxes suitable for ryegrass, fescue, etc.

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