Scientific name: Bromus catharticus
Common names: Rescue grass, Brome grass, Prairie grass, Reddingsgras, Hawergras
Seeding rate: 2 – 2.5 g/m² (20 – 25 kg/ha)
Growth cycle: Annual
Growth season: Cool season
Rescue grass is a highly productive grass, tolerates diverse environmental conditions and is an annual to short-lived perennial temperate grass. It originates from South America, mainly the Pampas region of Argentina and Uruguay. The common name ‘rescue grass’ originates from its ability to provide mature forage after droughts or severe winters. It is used for pasture, hay and silage. Rescue grass has a longer growth period than other temperate grasses. It is highly palatable and therefore does not persist in mixtures with less palatable species. It combines well with annual and perennial winter active pasture species such as ryegrass and clovers.