Ministry of Agriculture

Cariboo Forage Recommendations

    Prepared by J. N. Tingle, P.Ag.


I.  Non-Irrigated Land

Precipitation Range

  Crop Variety Seeding Rate (lb/Ac )
1 Under 30 cm (12") precipitation
1a Crested Wheatgrass Kirk, Nordan, or Summit 5 - 6
Early spring pasture only.
 
2 30 - 38 cm (12" - 15") precipitation
2a Crested Wheatgrass Fairway, Kirk, Nordan, Parkway, or Summit 6
  Alfalfa AC Grazeland, Pickseed 3006, Rangelander, or Runner 5
Hay or silage
 
2b Crested Wheatgrass Fairway, Kirk, Nordan, Parkway, or Summit 8
  Alfalfa AC Grazeland, Pickseed 3006, Rangelander, or Runner 5
Pasture
 
3 38 - 45 cm (15" - 18") precipitation
3a Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Nemesis, Peace, Pickseed 3006,  Pickseed 8925 MF, or Rangelander 10 - 11
Abby, Nemesis, or Pickseed 8925 alfalfa are recommended for ranches which have verticilium wilt.
Hay
 
3b Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Nemesis, Peace, Pickseed 3006,  Pickseed 8925 MF, or Rangelander 8 - 9
  Bromegrass Bravo, Carlton, Magna, or Signal 6
Abby, Nemesis, or Pickseed 8925 alfalfa are recommended for ranches which have verticilium wilt.
Hay or silage
 
3c Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Nemesis, Peace, Pickseed 3006,  Pickseed 8925 MF, or Rangelander 8 - 9
  Bromegrass Bravo, Carlton, or Signal 4
  Orchardgrass AC Nordic, Arctic, Kay, or Okay 3
Abby, Nemesis, or Pickseed 8925 alfalfa are recommended for ranches which have verticilium wilt.
Hay or silage
 
3d Alfalfa AC Grazeland, Pickseed 3006, Rangelander, or Runner 3
  Bromegrass Bravo, Fleet, Manchar, or Paddock 6
  Orchardgrass AC Nordic, Arctic, Kay, or Okay 4
Pasture
 
3e Alfalfa AC Grazeland, Peace, Pickseed 3006, Rangelander, or Runner 3
  Bromegrass Bravo, Fleet, Manchar,  Paddock, or Regar 6
  Crested Wheatgrass Fairway, Kirk, or Parkway 3
Pasture in well-drained soils
 
4 Over 45 cm(18") precipitation, sub-irrigated, or high water table.
4a Alsike Clover   3
  Tall Fescue Courtenay 6
  Timothy Alma,  Climax, Richmond, Tiller, Timpro, Titan, or Tuukka 3
Hay or silage
 
4b Alsike Clover   5
  Bromegrass

Bravo, Carlton, Fleet, Manchar, or Paddock

4
  Orchardgrass Arctic, Kay, or Okay 3
  Timothy Alma,  Climax, Richmond, Tiller, Timpro, Titan, or Tuukka 2
Hay or silage
 
4c Alsike Clover   4
  Red Clover Altaswede 4
  Bromegrass Bravo, Carlton, Fleet, Magna, or Paddock 4
  Orchardgrass AC Nordic, Arctic, Kay, or Okay 3
Silage
 
4d Alsike Clover   3
  Timothy Climax,  Richmond, Tiller, Timpro, or Titan 3
  Bromegrass Fleet, Manchar, or Paddock 5
  Orchardgrass AC Nordic, Arctic, Kay, or Okay 4
Pasture
 
4e White Clover low growing 2
  Orchardgrass AC Nordic, Arctic, Kay, or Okay 12
Pasture
 
5 Areas subject to prolonged flooding
5a Reed Canarygrass Bellevue, Palaton, or Rival, 10 - 15
  Alsike Clover (optional) 2
Clover survival can be extended with boron fertilizer
Hay or silage
 
5b Tall Fescue Courtenay 10
  Alsike Clover (optional) 2
Clover survival can be extended with boron fertilizer
Hay or silage
 
5c Creeping Foxtail Garrisons 10 - 15
  Alsike Clover (optional) 2
Clover survival can be extended with boron fertilizer
Hay or silage
 

II.  Irrigated Land

  Crop Variety Seeding Rate
(lb/Ac )
  Irrigated Land
a(ii) Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Blazer XL, Nemesis, or  Pickseed 8925 MF 11
Hay
 
b(ii) Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Blazer XL, Nemesis, or  Pickseed 8925 MF 8
  Bromegrass Bravo, Carlton, or Magna 6
Hay or silage
 
c(ii) Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Blazer XL, Nemesis, or  Pickseed 8925 MF 8
  Orchardgrass Arctic, Kay, or Okay 4
Hay or silage
 
d(ii) Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Blazer XL, Nemesis, or  Pickseed 8925 MF 8
  Bromegrass Bravo, Carlton, or Magna 4
  Orchardgrass Arctic, Kay, or Okay 3
Hay or silage
 
e(ii) Alfalfa Abby, Algonquin, Blazer XL, Nemesis, or  Pickseed 8925 MF 8
  Bromegrass Bravo, Carlton, or Magna 4
  Orchardgrass Arctic, Kay, or Okay 2
  Timothy Alma,  Climax, Glenmore,  Tiller, Timpro, or Titan 2
Hay or silage
 
f(ii) Orchardgrass Arctic, Kay, or Okay 4
  Tall Fescue Courtenay 8
Pasture
 
g(ii) Alfalfa AC Grazeland, Peace, Pickseed 3006, Rangelander, or Runner 2
  Bromegrass Fleet, Manchar, or Paddock 6
  Orchardgrass Arctic, Kay, or Okay 6
Pasture
Fleet or Paddock meadow bromegrass may be substituted for smooth bromegrass in pasture mixtures for areas which have good soil mosture.  Meadow bromegrass has better regrowth than smooth bromegrass under marginal soil moisture. 

III.  Annual Crops

  Crop Variety Seeding Rate
(lb/Ac )
  Annual Crops
a(iii) Oats (medium & late)AC Morgan, Calibre, Cascade, or Derby 110
    (early)Athabasca , Jasper
Greenfeed hay or silage
 
b(iii) Barley (medium)Kasota, or Klondike 110
    (medium & late)AC Lacombe, Brier, or Mahigan
Cereal silage
 
c(iii) Fall Rye (Fall seeded)Kodiak, Muskateer, or Prima 110
Fall and Spring pasture
 
d(iii) Fall Rye (Spring seeded)Kodiak, Muskateer, or Prima 110
Summer pasture, but requires good moisture
 
e(iii) Winter Triticale (Fall seeded) 110
Greenfeed hay or pasture, watch regrowth for potential bloat.
 
f(iii) Barley AC Lacombe, Kasota, or Mahigan
65
  Oats AC Morgan, Calibre, Cascade, or Derby 45
Greenfeed silage
 
g(iii) Oats (medium & late)AC Morgan, Calibre, Cascade, or Derby 80
    (early)Athabasca , Jasper
  Sweet Clover Norgold 10
Greenfeed hay or silage in year one, silage in year two.
 
h(iii) Barley (medium)Kasota, or Klondike 80
    (medium & late) AC Lacombe, Brier, or Mahigan
  Sweet Clover Norgold 10
Greenfeed hay or silage in year one, silage in year two.
 
i(iii) Barley AC Lacombe, Kasota,  Klondike, or Mahigan 80
  Annual Ryegrass Aubade, or Max 20
For irrigated fields only -- harvest barley as silage and ryegrass as hay or graze until freeze-up
 
j(iii) Barley Kasota,  or Klondike 40
  Field Peas Trapper, or 4010 Silage 60
For irrigated fields only (peas are susceptible  to drought)   Make sure peas are well innoculated.

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