Intermediate Wheatgrass is an introduced, cool-season, sod-forming perennial grass that is used for hay and pasture. It responds very well to full irrigation with yields approaching meadow brome or orchardgrass, but can also do well with partial-season irrigation as long as about 12 inches of annual moisture are provided. However, it has fairly slow regrowth after grazing or cutting. Intermediate Wheatgrass is desirable feed for elk, deer, and antelope. In the reclamation world, it can help build soils with its heavy root production. It can stabilize ditchbanks, dikes, and roadsides
- Type: Wheat Grass
- Purpose: Pasture, Reclamation, Erosion, Browse/Forage, and Soil Building
- Latin Name: Thinopyrum intermedium
- Height: 3 to 4 feet
- Cool/Warm: Cool
- Sun/Shade Tolerance: 1 - Very Sunny
- Min. Precipitation: 12"
- Seeds Per Pound: 88,000
- Native/Introduced: Introduced
- Annual/Perrenial: Perennial
- Planting Rate: 10 to 15 PLS lbs/acre drilled
- Growth Pattern: Sod
- Variety Release Sheet:
- USDA Sheet: https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/DocumentLibrary/plantguide/pdf/pg_thin6.pdf
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