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Difference in grasses?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby ohiogoatgirl » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:09 am


I'm trying to get better about identifying grasses in my pastures. I know here in ohio it's mostly cool season grasses. I'm looking at getting some seed to incorporate to my pastures and wondering if there was anything people might know about them. Or if rabbits have shown a preference in grasses? These are all warm season grasses I'm looking at as options. Leaning toward both bluestems and seeing how they do.

Big bluestem
Little blustem
Indian grass
Switchgrass
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Re: Difference in grasses?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:03 pm


One way to choose might be to see if any of those species are native to your area.

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Re: Difference in grasses?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby ohiogoatgirl » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:04 am


They are listed as native to this part of USA. I'll just have to try it.
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Re: Difference in grasses?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby hotzcatz » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:39 pm


https://www.feedipedia.org/content/feeds?category=13593

That has more information about grasses and other forage feeds than anywhere else I've found so far.
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Re: Difference in grasses?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby ohiogoatgirl » Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:51 pm


hotzcatz wrote:https://www.feedipedia.org/content/feeds?category=13593

That has more information about grasses and other forage feeds than anywhere else I've found so far.


Yes I use that site alot. They don't have many grasses listed though, and none of these grasses I was looking at. I have some info on them as far as their growth and grazing quality overall for livestock.
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