<% appTitle="Ridecamp Archives" %> Ridecamp: RE: [RC] Pasture

[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]
Current to Wed Jul 23 17:29:52 GMT 2003
  • Next by Date: [RC] Pasture
  • - Rides 2 Far
  • Prev by Date: [RC] tucker saddles
  • - Paddi

    RE: [RC] Pasture - Snodgrass, Bonnie

    Your most drought tolerant grass suitable for our area Tom is fescue. For horse owners that would  need to be endophyte free fescue. Another drought tolerant grass is Bermuda but in our area it usually will only take a start from "plugs". University of Maryland experimented with this a few years ago. I asked the same question about drought tolerant forages of an ag specialist from the U of M last year.
    Bonnie Snodgrass
    Southern Maryland
    -----Original Message-----
    From: goearth [mailto:goearth@xxxxxxxxxxx]
    Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 12:53 PM
    To: Ridecamp
    Subject: [RC] Pasture

    Just returning from mowing dry weeds and another pasture just seeded this spring dying (such beautiful clover it was or may be if we get some rain).  And reading on RC other parts of the country having the same problem (yesterdays Washington Post front page Drought.... and the end times  here now)  There has to be a forage that can grow in these climatic extremes and provide sustanence to the herds thruout the world.  Being an Ornamental Horticulterist, not an Olericulterist, or a Turf or Forage Specialist.  What is this forage for pasture?  tom sites