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Fairway wheatgrass

Gramineae, or Poaceae Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Fairway is a bunch wheatgrass of Siberian origin more widely grown in Canada than in the United States. It generally resembles crested wheatgrass but is finer stemmed and shorter than crested and yields less forage. It is especially suited for dryland lawns and other turf planting because of its dense growth and relatively fine texture. It is also used extensively for pasture and hay in Western Canada and to a more limited extent in the Northern Great Plains and Intermountain Region in the United States.


Last update September 22, 1997