Switchgrass

CHARACTERISTICS
Variety Nebraska 28, Cave In Rock, Blackwell, Trailblazer
Plant Height 4-6 FT
Seed Count 225,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Panicum virgatum
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils
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Description

Switchgrass

 

Switchgrass is a tall, sod forming perennial native grass that is found in much of the United States, except for the west coast.  This warm season native specie can reach mature heights to six feet.

 

BLACKWELL

  • Most commonly used variety in the High Plains Regions of the Great Plains
  • Used in irrigated pastures and sandhill rangeland
  • Very good forage quality
  • Grows well on sandy ranges and lowland sites
  • Thrives best with 15 to 20 inches of annual precipitation

CAVE IN ROCK

  • Late maturing variety
  • Improved rust resistance
  • Grows 3 to 6 feet tall depending varying climates and soil conditions
  • Very good low-land variety
  • Drought tolerant and adapts well to a wide range of climatic conditions

FORESTBURG

  • Best suited to light or medium-textured soils
  • Tolerates moderately saline or alkaline soils
  • Good heat and drought tolerance

NEBRASKA 28

  • Early maturing strain representative of Nebraska sandhill strains
  • Adapts well to varying soil types
  • Very good for use in pastures and conservation areas
  • Susceptible to rust in areas with long growing seasons

 

Improved varieties Kanlow and Alamo Switchgrass will be available in the near future.

 

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