Sterling orchardgrass is suitable for inclusion in grass-legume mixtures for use as pasture, hay, grass silage or green chop. It has been superior in winterhardiness, stand establishment and yield of forage and seed.
Carlson, I. T.; Kalton, R. R.; Hutchcroft, C. D.; and Rohweder, D. A.
"Sterling: A New Orchardgrass,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol17/iss6/2