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Hakari Mountain Bromegrass

Hakari is a late maturing, winter-hardy brome that is high yielding and not susceptible to smut

Hakari Mountain Brome is considered the Mutua for the cold climates and was specifically bred for the cooler, drier temperatures of the Midwest and Northeast. Hakari is also considered a winter dormant brome, which results in earlier and leafier summer and fall growth, making Hakari an excellent companion to alfalfa blends. Bromegrass is well known for wastewater utilization and is very good in utilizing the Nitrogen, Potassium and Phoshorus from wastewater. Hakari is NOT recommended in waterways.

Establishment

Plant seed about 1/4″ in spring and early fall. Plant in a well prepared seed bed. Bromegrass can be broadcast into tilled soil, but does NOT like to be planted too deep.

Management

Hakari should not be overgrazed into the winter. Cattle should be removed from the field leaving 3-4″ growth for overwintering. Hakari needs Nitrogen in order to perform. Spring application of at least 40-50# N/acre is recommended. After that 30-40# N/acre following each harvest or grazing is recommended. Harvest Hakari in intervals of 25-35 days, the plant will be in early bootstage at that time. Do not set-stock graze Hakari, it needs a rest period between each harvest either cutting or grazing. Hakari should not be stockpiled like with fescue.

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