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Balin Kentucky Bluegrass

Balin is medium-early and gives high yields with strong growths in early spring as well as during summertime

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Balin is medium-early and gives high yields with strong growths in early spring as well as during summertime. Balin is persistent and gives a high yield also in permanent pastures, where it competes well with other grasses as a tall-growing variety.

CHARACTERISTICS:

ESTABLISHMENT: SLOW
PERSISTENCE: HIGH 
DROUGHT TOLERANCE: MED 
WINTER HARDINESS: HIGH
PALATABILITY: HIGH
YIELD POTENTIAL: MED
GRAZING TOLERANCE: HIGH

SEEDING:

MONOCULTURE: 10 - 15
MIX COMPONENT: 3 - 10
SEEDS/LB: 2,177,000
DEPTH (IN): 1/4
EMERGENCE (DAYS): 14 - 28

PLANTING TIMES:

SPRING PLANTING: MAR - MAY 
FALL PLANTING: AUG - SEP
LIFE CYCLE: PERENNIAL

MANAGEMENT:

ROTATIONAL GRAZING:
BEGIN (IN): 4 - 6 
STOP (IN): 2 - 3
AVERAGE DAYS REST: 30 - 40

HARVEST MANAGEMENT:
Cut boot to mid-bloom.

High stocking rates in spring take advantage of its early production. Because of its shorter stature, bluegrass is perfectly
suited for grazing & tolerates close (or over) grazing.

Ratings

Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

  • Good disease resistance
  • Suitable in mixes for intensive & extensive use
  • Establishes fast with high yields
  • Persistence & high yields in permanent pastures