Bromopsis biebersteinii

Bromopsis biebersteinii

Meadow brome

Formerly known as Bromus biebersteinii. Cool season, long-lived perennial, open sod-former with short rhizomes. Adapted to most sites where water is adequate, but performs best on moderately deep, well-drained moist soils. Provides excellent year-round forage and is often used as a pasture grass.

Varieties: 
Fleet

Similar to Regar but slightly more resistant to silver top. High hay and pasture yields with excellent seed yields and seed quality ratings. Good winter hardiness and high digestibility for livestock. (Released 1987, source of ecotype: synthetic of Eurasian sources including Regar)

MacBeth

Similar in forage production to Fleet, Paddock and Regar, but with significantly higher seed yields. (Released 2001, source of ecotype: Montana)

Paddock

 Like Fleet, Paddock is more resistant to silver top than Regar. High pasture and hay yields. Good vigor and winter hardiness. Seed quality and digestibility are similar to Fleet but seed yields are slightly lower. (Released 1987, source of ecotype: Krasnador, former USSR)

Regar

Regar seeds germinate and establish quickly. Plants are very winter hardy and produce abundant forage. (Released 1966, source of ecotype: Turkey)

Cache

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
11 
- 17 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
19.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
80,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes