Bromus inermis

Bromus inermis

Smooth brome

Cool season, moderately drought tolerant, long-lived vigorous sod-former. Adapted to deep soils. Very productive; starts growth in early spring, ripens by early summer and produces abundant late-summer and fall regrowth. Highly palatable to livestock when green, fair palatability to wildlife.

Varieties: 
Lincoln

Aggressive, develops strong rhizomes and forms sod. Considered to be best suited to the southern half of the U.S. (Released 1942, source of ecotype: Hungary)

Magna

Developed for pasture and hayland production. Considered an intermediate type between northern and southern varieties. Characterized by high seed quality and higher seed yields than southern varieties such as Lincoln. (Released 1942, source of ecotype: Hungary)

Manchar

A mild sod-former which does not become sod-bound as quickly as Lincoln. Used throughout the mountain west and northern latitudes of the U.S. (Released 1943, source of ecotype: Manchuria, China)

Variety Release Notes: 
Carlton

A leafy, high yielding forage variety used for hay and pasture. Also a candidate for reclamation having demonstrated a tolerance to contaminants in industrial soils. Considered to be best suited to the northern U.S. High seed yields. (Released 1961, source of ecotype: nine clone synthetic of northern common smooth brome; western Canada)

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
12 
- 18 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 12 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
15.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
125,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes