Grass Identification?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Catmoose1347, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Catmoose1347

    Catmoose1347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about starting an alpaca herd. This is my pasture now:

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    I know, pretty sad, right? Does anyone know what type of grass this is, and if alpacas can eat it? (After I clean up the pasture, of course.)

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    Sorry if the pictures aren't clear enough. I did the best I could...
     
  2. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bump.

    The seed stalk looks a lot like reed canary grass, but the rest looks somewhat unfamiliar so I won't comment. Reed canary was a popular pasture grass in our area once upon a time because it tolerates heavy, wet soils that our dairy cattle grazed on.

    I will say that if you are looking for pasture advice, your first stop is your local extension office. Ours hosts clinics on pasture management as well, and it is a growing focus of agriculture. Check it out.

    I know nothing about alpacas other than they look marvelously awkward after they are sheared!
     
  3. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    I see you are in WA? Then I think my guess is probably right.
     

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