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09-01-2007, 01:27 PM
If you seed with a mix of PRG and KBG that the KBG will never grow because the PRG will block it out? heres my mix
25% Darkstar II Perennial Ryegrass
25% Preston Perennial Ryegrass
25% Yorkshire Dales Perennial Ryegrass
15% Deepblue Kentucky Bluegrass
10% Washington Kentucky Bluegrass
09-05-2007, 06:57 PM
down to less than 10% of the total mix. It is true that prg releases compounds that keep other seeds from germinating. I think the compounds are classified allelomorphs (SP?) Another example of this is a black walnut tree that has the ability to kill other tree seedlings from the compounds that the hulls of the nuts release.:hammerhead:
09-06-2007, 12:25 AM
The compound released by black walnut trees is called "Juglans" which is also the genus of the species.
As for a compound released by Perennial rye, I've never heard of this theory that keeps other seeds from germinating ?? What Perennial rye will do [if to much percentage of mix] is encourage interplant competition. With the rye taking up all the space [as it'll germinate and establish first] nothing else has a chance to germinate.
09-07-2007, 09:59 AM
Rapid germination of one specie is the cover crop for slower germinating species. A strategy in farming, but it is done with annuals.
First I have heard of PRG actively Pre-M ing KBG.
Do you think it is real?
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