Hay & Pasture

For over six decades Hannas Seeds has been supplying Alberta farmers with hay and pasture mixtures to suit their particular needs and conditions.

HANNAS SEEDS FORAGE SELECTION CHART

CHOOSING THE FORAGE CROP

The importance of choosing the right crop for a particular area or location cannot be too strongly emphasized. The following table indicates soil and climatic conditions to which various forage species are adapted.

LEGUMES

*Rate of Seeding — lbs. per Acre

Alfalfa — 8 to 10 — Prefers moist but well-drained soils. Unequalled as a forage crop.

Alsike — 5 to 6 — Useful where moisture is adequate; on low lands, in areas subject to flooding, and in the cooler, irrigated areas.

Red Clover (Altaswede) — 7 to 8 — Adapted generally to the grey-wooded and black soils.

Sweet Clover — 8 to 12 — Wide adaptation. Especially useful on alkaline and clay soils. Sweet clover weevil may be a problem in some areas.

GRASSES

Brome — 10 to 12 — Adapted to wide range of moisture conditions. Makes good growth throughout the summer.

Creeping Red Fescue — 6 to 8 — A useful grass except where moisture is limited. Good pasture from spring to late fall. Extensive root system.

Crested Wheat — 6 to 10 — Thrives on the dry, open plains, and on sandy soils in other areas. Makes early spring and late fall growth. Extensive root system.

Timothy — 5 to 6 — Likes rich, moist soils and cool temperatures. Stands are short lived.

Slender Wheatgrass — 10 to 12 — Useful for alkali salty and spring flooded land. Fair hay and pasture. Stands are short lived.

Reed Canary Grass — 6 to 8 — Very tolerant of flooding. Good pasture, coarse hay. Develops a tough sod.

Orchard Grass — 10 to 12 — An excellent grass under irrigation. May winter kill farther north.

Tall Wheatgrass — 10 to 12 — Useful for wet, alkaline soils. Makes fair hay or pasture.

* In very dry areas, not over half the maximum rates given above should be used, and rows should be twice as far apart, e.g., crested wheatgrass should be seeded at 3 to 5 pounds per acre in rows 12" to 14" apart.

GROW MIXTURES

Mixtures have several advantages over grasses or legumes sown alone.

1. Legumes increase the feeding value and bulk of the mixture, and since they add nitrogen to the soil they help maintain soil fertility.

2. Grasses fill the soil with needed root fibre. When grown with legumes they furnish hay that is easier to cure, and pastures from which there is less danger of bloating.
3. Mixtures are higher yielding than pure species and remain productive for a longer period of time. They also provide better seasonal distribution of herbage.

4. They are adapted to a much wider range of soil and moisture conditions than either a single grass or a single legume species.

HAY & PASTURE MIXTURES - SUMMER/FALL 2021

 

$/lb

Parkland Mixture

$4.25

25% Smooth Bromegrass,
Carlton

12lbs/acre

15% Orchardgrass, Amba

 

15% Perennial Ryegrass

 

15% Timothy, Alma

 

10% Creeping Red Fescue

 

10% Meadow Fescue

 

5% Alfalfa, Hannas
High Tech Brand

 

5% Alsike Clover

 
   

Mixture A for Semi-Dry,  Dark Brown Soils

$5.25

65% Meadow Bromegrass, Fleet

14lbs/acre

35% Alfalfa, Hannas
High Tech Brand

 
   

Mixture B for Semi-Dry,  Dark Brown Soils

$5.85

35% Crested Wheatgrass, Kirk

14lbs/acre

25% Smooth Bromegrass, Carlton

 

20% Alfalfa, Hannas
High Tech Brand

 

20% Slender Wheatgrass

 
   

Mixture D for Pasture

$4.80

40% Meadow Bromegrass, Fleet

14lbs/acre

30% Orchardgrass, Amba

 

20% Timothy, Alma

 

5% Alsike Clover

 

5% Red Clover

 
   

Mixture G for Hay

$5.00

55% Alfalfa, Hannas
High Tech Brand

12lbs/acre

15% Orchardgrass, Amba

 

15% Smooth Bromegrass, Carlton

 

15% Timothy, Alma

 
   

Mixture I for Hay

$5.00

90% Alfalfa, Hannas
High Tech Brand

9lbs/acre

10% Timothy, Alma

 
   

Mixture J for Hay

$5.25

50% Alfalfa, Hannas
High Tech Brand

11lbs/acre

50% Smooth Bromegrass, Carlton

 
   

Mixture K for Hay & Pasture

$4.70

25% Orchardgrass, Amba

14lbs/acre

20% Meadow Bromegrass, Fleet

 

20% Smooth Bromegrass, Carlton

 

15% Timothy, Alma

 

10% Tall Fescue

 

  5% Alsike Clover

  5% Red Clover

 

$/lb

Parkland Mix with Meadow Brome, Fleet

$4.25

   

Lowland Mixture

$4.50

35% Orchardgrass, Potomac

10lbs/acre

25% Timothy, Alma

 

20% Tall Fescue

 

10% Alsike Clover

 

10% Reed Canary Grass, Palaton

 
   

Hi-Pro Ranchman's Pasture Mix

$4.05

25% Orchardgrass, Amba

15lbs/acre

20% Timothy, Alma

 

15% Creeping Red Fescue

 

15% Perennial Ryegrass

 

15% Meadow Fescue

 

10% Kentucky Bluegrass

 
   

LAWN GRASS MIXTURES

 
   

EcoLawn

$4.95

50% Creeping red fescue

 

30% Kentucky bluegrass

 

20% Crested whetagrass, Fairway

 

5% White clover

 
   

Low Grow

$4.55

25% Creeping Red Fescue, Xeric

 

25% Kentucky Bluegrass, KenBlue

 

25% Perennial Ryegrass

 

20% Sheep Fescue, Certified

 

5% Colonial Bentgrass, Highland

 
   

Deluxe Velvet Green

$4.60

55% Kentucky Bluegrass, 5 Star Brand

 

40% Creeping Red Fescue

 

5% Colonial Bentgrass, Highland

 
   

Hardy Morningside Playground

$4.80

35% Creeping Red Fescue

 

35% Kentucky Bluegrass, 5 Star Brand

 

25% Crested Wheatgrass, Fairway

 

5% Annual Ryegrass

 
   

General Lawn Cover

$3.60

45% Creeping Red Fescue

 

45% Kentucky Bluegrass

 

10% Annual Ryegrass

 
*Prices subject to change without notice*  *All legumes are pre-inoculated with Nitragin Gold*

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