Bounty II Orchardgrass

  • Early-Medium Maturity
  • Superior foliar disease resistance
  • Great forage yield potential
  • Excellent stand persistence
  • Improved seedling vigor
  • Quick recovery
  • Dark Green Color

Bounty II is an early-medium maturing orchardgrass that is an excellent choice for hay, pasture and silage. This variety was selected for improved seedling vigor, high yield potential and excellent foliar disease resistance. Bounty II is ideal for planting straight or in mixes with other grasses and legumes.

Management Suggestions

Fertilizer (pure stand) – Nitrogen should be applied in split applications during early Spring & Fall and after the 1st cutting. Adequate phosphorus and potassium are also necessary for top forage production.

Cutting Schedule

First cutting in spring should be done before head emergence (Boot Stage). Later cuttings can be made at 4-6 week intervals depending on conditions. Leave a 4-5 inch stubble for quick recovery and longer stand life.

Grazing

Rotational grazing is preferred for best production, persistence and quality. Fields should be grazed heavily and frequently (every 10-12 days) during the rapid spring growth period but overgrazing should be avoided. Leave a 4-5 inch stubble for quick recovery and longer stand life.

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