Smooth bromegrass is an earlier, more aggresive grass than
timothy. Better drought tolerance results in more regrowth
in second cut. It spreads by rhizomes, and the stand can
thicken over time. Smooth bromegrass is palatable and tends
to retain its nutritional value with increasing maturity
better than most grasses. Its major drawback tends to be
its large fluffy seed, whch makes it difficult to seed through
the small seed box of drills. It does not estabglish well
if it is either surface seeded or seeded deeper than 5 cm.
Meadow bromegrass is useful as a pasture species because
of its early spring growth and faster recovery rates after
grazing. It is best used in rotational grazing.