Pseudoroegneria spicata x Elytriga repens, Newhy RS Hybrid
(old nomenclature: Agropyron spicatum x repens)
Meioticall stable hybrid between Bluebunch Wheatgrass and Quack-grass. Cool- season, perennial, rhizomatous, 2 – 3 ft. tall. Developed to combine the vigor, productivity, salinity tolerance and persistence of quack-grass with the drought resistance, caespitose growth habitat, seed quality, and forage quality of bluebunch wheatgrass. Adapted to most soil textures, moderate moisture requirements. Useful in both irrigated and non-irrigated pastures on especially saline sites to produce palatable and nutritious forage.
Named Release: ‘Newhy’ (Cultivar) Released in 1991 by USDA-ARS Logan, Utah as a PVP certified only class of seed.