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Species: Timothy

Additional timothy information via the Forage Information System (FIS)

Timothy Summary

Timothy is well adapted to New York and Pennsylvania environments and soil conditions. It is winter hardy and offers little competition to a legume in the mixture. However, timothy is intolerant of cutting during jointing or early- heading. This intolerance makes harvest management for high quality in a alfalfa mixture difficult because the alfalfa will generally be ready to harvest before the timothy. Management systems which include harvesting at early-heading in combination with high N fertilization rates, consistently reduce timothy stands. Timothy is the hay of choice for horse owners and can also serve as a horse pasture.