An easy-to-dry hay mix of high-quality species designed for horse hay producers looking for a product, EquiFlex Forage both looks exceptional for resale and performs well in the field. The mix handles a variety of soil conditions and is in general an early maturing mix. This trait allows the species to regrow before extreme heat sets in.
Soil Adaptation: Tolerates variable soils, Wet-Poor. Orchardgrass and meadow brome do not like wet soil.
pH range—prefers soils that are 6.0 and higher.
Cutting Management: Cut leaving a 3-4 inch stubble height. Orchardgrass yields, regrowth and persistence will decrease with short cuttings. Do NOT cut short.
Grazing Management: Turn livestock in when about 8-10inches of growth and remove when 3-4 inches remains. Have paddocks designed to get all livestock on and off with a maximum of 3 days.
Stand Life: With good management and proper soils, This mixture should last a 4-7 years. Overgrazing can be very hard on Orchardgrass persistence.
Traffic Tolerance: Very Good.