WW-B Dahl Bluestem

WW-B Dahl Bluestem (Bothriochloa bladhii)

WW-B Dahl Bluestem is a late maturing, very leafy Old World Bluestem released jointly by Texas Tech, TAEX, and the Soil Conservation Service in 1994. WW-B Dahl looks somewhat like KR bluestem but has a much higher leaf to stem ratio, thus increasing quality significantly. Crude protein is typically 10 to 12 percent. B Dahl is also highly palatable, with livestock preferring it over most other grasses. Forage production is outstanding with yields as high as 9 to 12 tons per acre possible. B Dahl has very small fertility requirement, needing only 50 lbs. of nitrogen per acre per year to achieve high yields. D Dahl also has good drought tolerance.

Growth Habit Growth Height Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Bunch 3-3 1/2 ft. Fair Fair
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Time Planting (Drilled) Planting (Broadcast) Planting Depths
14″ . 1-2 PLS/A 2 PLS/A 1/4″
Growth Habit Growth Height
Bunch 3-3 1/2 ft.
Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Fair Fair
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Time
14″ .
Planting (Drilled) Planting (Broadcast)
1-2 PLS/A 2 PLS/A
Planting Depths
1/4″