Prairie Bromegrass

Persister Prairie Brome

Persister Prairie Brome in a field.

Persister is a problem solver for producers who are in climates with moderate dry seasons or supplemental irrigation. It has impressive disease tolerance, which allows for top-end yield potential. It's improved cold tolerance is unique and greatly increases its potential market area, putting it another foot ahead of the competition for persistence. Persister works well in the Piedmont and further north into the transition zone.

  • Short-lived, cool-season perennial¬†grass
  • Highly palatable
  • Maintains quality in hot months
  • Aggressive reseeder for extended life
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Planting Instructions

Plant late summer/early fall with moisture. No-till drill is preferred for proper seed placement.

Seeding Rate - Drilled30 lbs/ac
Seeding Rate - Broadcasted40 lbs/ac
Planting Depth0.25"
Target HarvestPre-head stage. Holds quality well into the season.
Target Residual Height4"


  • We seeded Persister last fall and we have taken two good cuttings as of late June. We are leaving it alone for the rest of the season in hopes of dropping seed.

    Cruze Dairy Knoxville, GA | June 28, 2021
  • Persister bromegrass is a game changer. It provides a more balanced diet than ryegrass because of the effective fiber present.

    Northeast GA producer Cleveland, GA | April 2020