Hakari

Alaska brome

  • Quick establishment
  • Impressive forage yields
  • Highly palatable and high in energy
  • Winter-hardy and disease resistant
  • Suited for hay production and grazing
  • Ideal for interplanting with legumes
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Oceanic climate
  • Mediterranean climate

Hakari Alaska brome (Bromus sitchensis) is a unique grass. Hakari is an impressive, late-maturing bromegrass that produces extremely high yields of quality forage. It is adapted to the severe winter climates. Hakari is a tall, broad-leaved, sparsely tillering bromegrass with an erect rather than creeping growth pattern. Hakari has good spring re-growth and also produces leafy summer growth. Hakari exhibits drought tolerance and is resistant to rust.

 

Uses

 

Hakari is ideal for hay production because it dries rapidly. It performs well as a monoculture, as a component of a grass mixture, or as a component in a mixed seeding with legumes. As a companion with a legume, Hakari increases the energy value of the forage. Hakari performs well with a premium red clover such as Freedom! or a high quality alfalfa adapted to your region. Optimal harvest intervals are similar for Hakari and alfalfa with 3-5 dormancy ratings. Hakari is an ideal grass for interplanting into an existing alfalfa stand to extend stand life – improving yield and quality. It is also suited to grazing and haylage/baleage production. It maintains palatability at seedhead stage of growth. Hakari is suitable for stockpiling

 

Establishment

 

Hakari is recognized for its rapid establishment. It can be planted in spring or early fall. Hakari performs best if planted on well-drained soils. To ensure good establishment, Hakari seed is de-awned. Hakari may be planted intåço a cultivated seedbed or via no-till drill method. Independent of the method, planting depth is critical: seed should be planted no deeper than ¼ inch. For no-till plantings, suppression of existing forage promotes establishment.

 

 

Management

 

In a pure stand, Hakari requires adequate rest periods to promote stand life. Rotational grazing systems should be implemented with a 3-4 week rest period. Cut to a 4 to 5 inch height. Excessive growth prior to winter can increase winter damage, graze or harvest prior to the onset of winter. Hakari is recognized for rapid re-growth. Given ideal conditions, Hakari provides impressive yields of high quality forage for 3 - 4 seasons. It responds well to nitrogen fertilization.

Specifications
Seeding rate
35 lbs/acre
No-till seeding
35 lbs/acre
Planting with alfalfa
10 - 15 lbs/acre
Bromus

Bromus can be divided into the following subspecies with their particular characteristics: Bromus inermis (awn less brome) is a species often used in continental regions. It has very high yields and a good frost tolerance. bromus inermis produces rhizomes and is very drought tolerant and persistent.

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