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Botanical Name :
Planting Rate :
Pasture: 1 to 1.5 PLS lbs/acre Lawn: 3 to 4 PLS/1000 sq. ft
Seed Count :
712,000 per lb.
Blue Grama is a warm season sod-forming shortgrass. Bunch growth occurs in the South. It is a long-lived grass.
BAD RIVER extablishes ready and has consistent plant performance compared to native harvests. It provides
HACHITA is very easy and quick to germinate plus it is chosen for it's ability to fill in quickly and make a dense turf. It has narrow, blue-green leaves that form dense mounds. During summer, the clumps are punctuated by intricate seed heads that resemble eyelashes. Hachita thrives in sand or clay soil with full sun exposure. It does need good drainage for the best growth, but too much water is often its downfall.
LOVINGTON has uniform size, leafiness, excellent seedling vigor and fast establishment characteristics.
AREA OF ADAPTATION: This grass is found mostly in the Central and Northern Great Plains. It thrives on soils varying from sandy to clay texture. It adapts best to soil mixtures of medium to fine textures. More Blue Grama has been planted in seeding programs in the Great Plains states than any other native grass.
PLANTING: Drill the seed with a special grass drill from 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Plant at a rate of 1 to 3 lbs. PLS per acre. Plant in April to mid-May in the Central Great Plains and earlier in the Southern Plains. Plant from June 15 to July 15 in the Southwest. Dormant seedings after November 1st have proven very successful.
MANAGEMENT: Blue Grama is rated as the choice forage for all classes of livestock. It cures well for winter hay and may be grazed continuously. However, deferred rotation grazing is recommended to maintain optimum cover and production.
SEEDING RATES: Pasture: 1 to 1.5 PLS lbs. per acre. Lawn: 3 to 4 PLS/1000 sq. ft.
NUMBER OF SEED: 712,000 per lb