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Topics : Species and Forage Variety Trials : Species Fact Sheets : Prairie Grass

Species: Prairie Grass

Additional prairie grass Information via the Forage Information System (FIS)


Prairie Grass Summary

Prairie grass is a deep-rooted grass which grows best on fertile, well-drained soils. It will provide early spring growth and excellent fall growth to extend the grazing season. Matua, the only variety of prairie grass currently sold in Pennsylvania, is a good cool-season grass for Pennsylvania conditions. However, proper management is essential to obtain adequate yield and persistence.