Forage First Guide      I      Summer Select Guide

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Defiant XL Reed Canarygrass

A tall coarse, vigorous, long lived perennial. Early growth and large yields.

Defiant XL reed canarygrass is a tall, coarse, vigorous, long-lived perennial. It is one of the earliest grasses to begin growth in the spring and produces large yields of nutritious forage. Defiant XL reed canarygrass can be used for pasture, hay or silage. Low alkaloid reed canarygrass offers potential for improved animal performance.



Establishment: Med
Persistence: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Winter Hardiness: High
Palatability: Med
Yield Potential: High
Grazing Tolerance: High



Seeding Rate:
Alone (lbs./acre): 12-14
Mixes (lbs./acre): 6-8

Planting Time:
Mar.-May; Aug.-Sept.
Emergence (days): 14-28
Life Cycle: Perennial



Rotational Grazing:
Begin (in.): 10-12
Stop (in.): 4-6
Avg. Days Rest: 20-30

Harvest Management:
Mechanical harvest at heading stage for highest yields; most annual growth occurs before July-rotate pastures often; top growth will desiccate at frost so manage accordingly.



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

Drought Tolerance
Winter Hardiness
Yield Potential
Grazing Tolerance
  • Low alkaloid
  • Widely adapted & extremely drought tolerant
  • Performs well on poorly-drained soil & overly wet environments
  • Performs well on low pH soils
  • Can be used for hay, silage or pasture