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Psathyrostachys juncea
Synonyms: Elymus junceus

Common Name(s): Russian wild rye
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=72° (F)
Opt.Min=48° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 9
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to heavy textured soils
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Cool season bunch grass. Deep rooted, drought resistant, and salt tolerant.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - forage, Genetic - disease res. for wheat
Steppe and semi-arid, boreal, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Eastern Europe
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