Native of the Great Plains and adjacent
areas. Coarse, stemmy, warm-season, open sod-former.
Leaves pale green to straw colored. Coarsely fibrous root system
with rhizomes and effective at sand binding.
sandy textured soils in overflow, silty and limey upland range sites. Strong
drought resistance and may replace bluestems in some areas during
Good cold tolerance but intolerant of high water
tables and early spring flooding. Fire tolerant when dormant.
for stabilization, grazing and hay. Can establish seed by seed-hay
method for stabilizing sandy lands, including "blowouts" and
Restrict grazing and manage by moderate,
continuous or rotation grazing to maintain cover year long.
Herbicides may be used for weed control in new stands.
||Drill or broadcast seed
1" deep in sandy soils and shallower in medium- textured soils.
all grazing until plants are well established and rooted.